Coming in November: Steven Spielberg’s biopic of our 16th President, starring the inimitable Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones. I’m reading Ronald White’s biography of Lincoln at the moment, so I’m particularly looking forward to this!
As I read, tears came to my eyes, my heart broke a little, and a sense of (what I pray was) righteous anger began to rise. I was reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest piece in The Atlantic magazine, entitled “Fear of a Black President,” which looked at race, racism, and how both had thus far impacted Barack […]
Facebook has this new thing where it posts flashbacks: “On this day in …” Today it popped up on my sidebar while I was browsing a friend’s pictures, and it read: “On this day in 2010: ‘Heading up to MA for final interviews. If you’re the praying kind …’” Wow. It’s only been a […]
Asian-American history doesn’t get taught much in schools (and probably even less so in Texas), but May is Asian-American Heritage Month (in case you didn’t already know). And Jenn Fang has compiled ten facts you may not know about Asian-American history. Here are the first five: The first Asians whose arrival in America was documented […]
Enjoy this fascinating infographic: “All About Google.” (Click to enlarge.)