Posts Tagged ‘Baratunde Thurston’

ToDo ToDay: Wildwood Kitchen! How to Be Black!

If you dropped by Hillyer Art Space this week, you’d have your pick of three shows to see. But the standout is the work by D.C.-based photographer Leah Appel. The shows are on view noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays to Dec. 1 at Hillyer Art [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice, by Alisa Statman and Brie Tate
I read Vincent Bugliosi's Helter Skelter was I was 12 or 13. The 1980s had just turned into the 1990s; CDs [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Doomtree and Euro Cinema

The problem with collectives is there’s always a weak link. For every RZA and Ghostface Killah there’s a U-God and Masta Killa. But the hip-hop group Doomtree avoids this conundrum: While P.O.S. is the group’s star, nobody dives for the fast-forward when Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, or Mike Mictlan steps to the mic. Doomtree’s punk-infused [...]

Baratunde Thurston on How to Be Black

Once, when comedian and author Baratunde Thurston was drinking at a bar in New York City, a woman sat next to him and struck up a conversation. “What do you do?” she asked.
“I work for The Onion,” said Thurston, who's the satirical news organization’s digital director.
“Where do you live?”
“And before that?”
Boston, responded Thurston, who studied philosophy [...]