We remember film director John Singleton who died Monday at the age of 51. He made his debut in 1991 with the semi-autobiographical movie ‘Boyz n the Hood,’ about a group of kids growing up surrounded by drug addiction and gang violence in South Central L.A.
Critic Soraya Nadia McDonald reviews the new memoir ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker’ by Damon Young.
Then we remember singer Jo Sullivan Loesser who starred in Frank Loesser’s Broadway show ‘The Most Happy Fella’ and then married him. Frank Loesser’s other musicals were ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’ After he died she helped preserve his legacy. She died Sunday.
And Maureen Corrigan reviews two novels, ‘The Guest Book’ by Sarah Blake and ‘The Last’ by Hanna Jameson.