Wednesday, 5 April 2017
It's up to you now
In 1983, at the end of an amazing career during which she was nominated for a then-record breaking ten Academy Awards for acting, two of ...
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Speeches of Note
Ladies and gentlemen! For the past few years I've been working on a new book--a collection of speeches titled, unsurprisingly,...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Diversity guarantees our cultural survival
In November of 1993, a week after the death of celebrated Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini , the New York Times published an article b...
Sunday, 29 January 2017
We all wish for peace
In 1960, George Whitman , owner of the world-famous Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris, wrote the following letter to Anne Frank ...
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Dear All, It gives me great pleasure to announce that 2016--an unrelentingly gruesome year in many respects--is almost behind us. This web...
Monday, 15 August 2016
Tell him about his father
Above: Luz Long and Jesse Owens To win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games is astonishing enough; however, to do so as a black pe...
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