Watching Carl Sagan Cosmos
Trying to stand on my thighs
we're rocking back and forth
In the rocking chair
Suddenly I'm afraid
The winds are sweeping across America.
The flags are shredding on their poles.
The dogs are barking at the sunsets,
and the coals are burning down.
“Kill Jay-Z,” raps Jay-Z in the first line of the first song of his newest album, the cryptically titled 4:44 (some have read it as a reference to Obama, the 44th president)Read More
“The walls were covered with a pink-flowered Lucca damask, patterned with birds and dotted with dainty blossoms of silver…” (Oscar Wilde, “The Birthday of the Infanta,” The House of Pomegranates)Read More
As the United States enters another season of racial tension across the country, the movie Mudbound shines a light on the evils of the Jim Crow era in Mississippi during World War II.Read More
Los Angeles is the home of championship teams, beaches, A-list stars and a place where people move to make dreams come true.Read More
Check out Tribes headquarters new digs!Read More
If not for the police barricades currently surrounding it, the J. Marion Sims statue on the East side of Central Park and 103rd street could serve as a portrait of urban serenity to unknowing passerby.Read More
An astronaut launches into space on a solo mission: to penetrate a mysterious purple cloud (Chopra) that has mysteriously arrived in our part of the universe and is casting a strange purple pall over Earth’s night skies.Read More
In a cold time, in a place accustomed more
To scorching heat than cold, to the flatness of plain,
Than hills: A child was born in a cave to save the world.
And it stormed, as only winter desert storms can.
Steve Biko, in an article titled “Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity” that was published in the newsletter of the South African Student Association, spoke of the economic origins of his country’s racial caste systemRead More