Last week, while introducing a moving video by Carl Sagan, I made a rather off-handed generalization about atheists, noting that most remind me of my encounters with born-agains
Troy Patterson on the notion floated by the 'The Playboy Club' that Hugh Hefner all but planned the march on Washington:
The president isn't trying to cut a deal with Republicans. In the Rose Garden on Monday, he tried to make a point about his priorities.
This clip from Barry Jenkins' Medicine for Melancholy will never get old to me. Check out the flick when you can.
Why would Ralph Nader and Cornel West attack President Obama while saying nothing about Congress or the U.S. electorate?
Why addressing history is essential to figuring out the problems of the present day
What makes a great '60s period show
The most damning accusations in Ron Suskind's new book have been disputed by the White House officials who allegedly made them
So I've been listening to a lot of Hildegard von Bingen lately for some reason. I have no idea what I'm hearing, musically. But I like to think I have some notion of what sounds cool.
This is a pretty good debate\interview between Randall Kennedy and Tavis Smiley on Obama the black electorate, and the black Left in particular.
Carl Sagan, with an assist from Darwin: "Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work worthy of the interposition of a deity."
The state prepares to execute a man -- over the objections of one of the prosecuting attorneys -- because being black makes him more dangerous
Tyler Perry ranks as the highest-paid man in entertainment