The New York Times reported on 28th September 2006, "But the Chicago Manual says it is not all right to capitalize the name of the writer bell hooks because she insists that it be lower case." The Manual noted, “This makes life difficult, however, for those of us who cannot bear to begin a sentence with a lowercase letter. We advise you to rewrite.”
But why should the Manual, and all who adhere to it, be cowed by the whim of a writer? And now she is dead (15th December 2021), shouldn't the Manual abandon this exception to its rule? Bell Hooks is in no position to insist on anything now.
The John Schofield Quartet, 1992:
Joe Lovano, Dennis Irwin and Bill Stewart.