Alvin Ailey created “Cry” in 1971 as a birthday present to his mother. He dedicated it to “all black women everywhere — especially our mothers.” The three-part ballet depicts a woman’s journey through the agonies of slavery to an ecstatic state of grace. While all three parts are great, it’s part one that moves me the most so I offer it up here.
- Episode 291 – Adam Silvera’s “Infinity Cycle” Continues
- Episode 290 – Big Gay Fiction Book Club February 2021: “Awkward Love” by Riley Hart
- Episode 289 – An Insiders Tour of “The Magic Emporium”
- Episode 288 – Roommates to Lovers with Garrett Leigh
- Episode 287 – Reviews: Philip William Stover, Merry Farmer, Everina Maxwell, Slade James, Adam Silvera