James Baldwin’s picture book shows realities of urban black childhood

The day after Thanksgiving, we replay some of Press Play’s best interviews of the year, including one with the niece of civil rights activist James Baldwin. If Thanksgiving has you yearning for a year-long nap, that’s what the protagonist tries to do in Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel. And Joel Sartore is on a mission to photograph all endangered animals.


Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill

James Baldwin taken in Hyde Park London. Photo credit: Allan Warren