Twenty-seven-year-old Grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding is not only an amazing vocalist and musician, but also an inspiring public speaker. After a recent performance, she sat down to share some of her thoughts on music. Here are a few gems from that talk.
While he was bartending a Hollywood party, Lucille Ball sashays in and slaps Scotty Bowers in the face. (Bowers matchmaker-ed for Desi Arnaz). One wonders why he wasn't hit more often. On the other hand, I, for one, would like to shake his hand.
We believe that the art of this nation can be the catalyst to begin a positive and expanding spiral for the people of Haiti. I believe in Haiti. I deeply admire its people and have great respect for its artists and intellectuals.
Remembering that Mike had interviewed Barbra on 60 Minutes, I went to YouTube and found the piece titled Barbra Streisand crying -- Mike Wallace Interview. Mike reminds Barbra of their 1961 friendship, but never mentions his protective instincts.
Revenge is an unwritten rule in baseball. When a batter is hit by a pitch, retaliation is to be expected. To players, it's part of the game; to media and fans, it's a source of endless argument and discussion.
In Garbo the Spy, director Edmon Roch uses expert interviews and cunningly deployed film clips to tell the tale of Juan Pujol Garcia -- codename Garbo -- a Spaniard recruited by British intelligence as a double agent.
The unbridled willingness of Republicans to toss stones at Obama's appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to announce his support of a policy their candidate is in line with reveals a desperation that is rearing its head surprisingly early.
Since trust and cooperation are so essential to the smooth working of human society, it makes sense that people would have learned over eons both to send signals of trustworthiness and to interpret signs of malicious intent.
Roger Brown is an art thief. He introduces himself to us in a voiceover: He's 5'6", he has a house he can't afford, a car he can't afford and a tall beautiful wife, Diana, who likes those things. She regularly attracts the attention of other men... all of them taller.
Martin Gayford's A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney chronicles discussions between the art critic and artist over a ten year period, giving the reader unique access to this inventive artist's process.
Just Kids made me feel proud to consider myself a writer. To explain to my loved ones what I do, who I am and what I hope to one day achieve. And now I was lucky enough, I hoped, to share all those things with an unsuspecting commuter or 20.
Beloved performer and gay activist Miss Coco Peru returned to S.F. for a double header with a new wig and good reason to celebrate. This year marks Clinton Leupp's 20th anniversary as Coco, bringing truth and sarcasm to people everywhere.
Over time the symbolism of the I Ching, explained by thousands of Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist commentaries, provoked an avalanche of creative work in realms such as philosophy, religion, art, literature, science, technology and medicine.
While digital preservation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about K-12 curricula, teaching kids about Web archiving, digitization, and media storage can serve as a gateway to hands-on learning in science and technology.
Not a lot of people know how to turn back a Syrian war elephant in full implacable charge. Nor is it common knowledge that Liechtensteinian dentures used to glow in the dark. Yet there are some (well, me, mainly) who believe that such facts are eminently deserving of a more thorough airing.