The OWHL Author of the Week is Robin D.G. Kelley. Kelley is a professor of U.S. history at UCLA. He has published a series of acclaimed books on a wide variety of topics, including the Communist Party in Depression-era Alabama, Thelonious Monk, and working-class culture and politics
Kara Walker is the OWHL Artist of the Week. Working with a wide array of media, Walker has produced provocative and truly novel works that address issues of gender, race, and racism in American society.