Posts Tagged ‘Tavis Smiley’

ToDo ToDay: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

Last year, the pundits/authors/black intellectuals/men about town Tavis Smiley and Cornel West took to the road for a “Poverty Tour” of the country. (Don’t be thrown by the seeming formality of Dr. West’s signature black three-piece suit—he calls his attire “cemetery clothes,” explaining, “If you love poor people you better be coffin-ready.”) At the time, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: On the Universe and Nothingness

You are nothing. In fact, 99.9999999999999 percent of everything is made up of nothing. But despite that empty feeling you have, there is something—atoms, sure; the Higgs boson particle, likely—and the sum of those things coalesces into our beautiful universe. How everything became as it is—built up from zilch—is the basis of theoretical physicist Lawrence [...]

Arts Roundup: Freezing Rain for Us, Blizzaster for Everyone Else Edition

At least that's what people in Chicago are calling the transnational snowstorm currently wreaking havoc across two dozen states, Kriston Capps noted last night, proving that there are in fact more creative blizzard nicknames than the stupid Snowpocalypse crap that us East Coasters keep recycling. Seriously, check a New York-based friend's Facebook page; they've got [...]