In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88. Angela Davis remembered a dear friend who as a Random House editor helped launch her writing career and would jot down notes for what became the classic “Song of Solomon” as she cooked eggs for her family. Lebowitz marveled at Morrison’s seemingly photographic memory of the bad reviews she had received.
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Sept. 16-22, including the best deals we could find for each.
While she had different champions along the way, Morrison found a special one in Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey was so touched by 1987’s "Beloved" that she made it her mission to have the book adapted into a movie.
The acclaimed author of 11 novels, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, is being remembered today following news of her death at age 88.