Mention Alice Walker to most readers and they’ll probably rattle off some details about The Color Purple, her 1982 novel that won nearly every literary award possible. But beyond her most lasting literary achievement, the rest of Walker’s impressive résumé is less publicized. In addition to writing more than a dozen books, she’s also a notable [...]
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TED talks are a great way to make people feel smart—or justified in their behavior. Instead of improving their social skills, for example, some may watch “The Power of Introverts” and never leave their homes. The local collective Ignite DC offers its own version of a TED conference. For its 10th talk tonight, topics include [...]
Tonight's dedication of the Howard Zinn Room at the Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville has quite a lineup, if radical politics is your thing:
Hosted by Jeff Zinn and Andy Shallal. Featured presenters: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Laura Flanders, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Regie Cabico, Judy Richardson, [...]
Finally feels a bit more like fall outside today. Escape the rain the next few days with these free and low-cost events, which I've highlighted from my site Free in DC.
Attend a free discussion on how to "Transition into Fall with the Power of Meditation" hosted by Science of Spirituality DC tonight at 6:30 [...]
She’s best known as the author of The Color Purple, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983 (before becoming a movie and a touring musical). But Alice Walker is also a renowned essayist and activist. She’ll be discussing several recent nonfiction works tonight at Busboys & Poets on 14th Street.