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12 Reasons You Should Write Your Memoir Anyway

Patti M Hall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

It's time, right? You're ready to write about your life. You bought the gorgeous notebook, the beautiful pen, the tea is made, your butt is in the c...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 1)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

In The Hour Late A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hou...

In The 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

In the 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

We can choose to follow any path in life. What it really comes down to is deciding that the price we pay is worth the decisions made.

Confessions: Dr. Matthew Fox Shares His Life and Vision

Pat Waak | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Pat Waak

From the time I was 8 years old my dream was to become a medical missionary in some far away land, mistakenly thinking that one person could save the ...

In the 'Hour Late' ( Joe Webster 2 )

Jon Horford | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

Even after exceeding expectations for black people in the south by becoming wealthy landowners, Joe's family could not escape the harsh realities of the times.

Donald Trump Unleashes the Dogs of War

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...

In the 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

Joe Webster has lived an amazing life. He considers himself to have been very fortunate in terms of familial support and opportunities given. And it all stems from a brave decision his Great Grandmother made one hundred and fifty one years ago.

Bruce Cook's Trumbo: A Brilliant Light Shining Into Dark Times

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bruce Cook's Trumbo, reissued as a tie-in to a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, delves into the life, jail-time and, most importantly, the "blacklisting" of James Dalton Trumbo.

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

As human beings, it is difficult for us to grasp the concept of time. It always feels like we will have tomorrow until it is too late. We put love off for future dates, fully confident that we can spend more hours together and be more loving later; blinding ourselves to the fact that life is unpredictable and mostly out of our control.

5 Hot Books: Paris's Best Street, How to Beat Cancer, and a Transgender Novel

The National Book Review | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books that people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. The Danish G...

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

In The 'Hour Late' (Pt. 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

In the 'Hour Late' (Pt. 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their seventies and older, to find out what they think is important.

In the Hour Late

Jon Horford | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70s and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Celia Cruz Series To Shine A Light On The Darker Moments of The Legend's Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices

Celia Cruz's famous smile was as emblematic of her character as her enthusiastic "¡Azucar!," which is why it's so easy to forget ...

Miles Ahead

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

If you're looking for a conventional bio-film, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get inside the head of the ingenious, erratic, enigmatic high priest of jazz, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Actor/writer/director Don Cheadle's drama Miles Ahead is jazzed.

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.23.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something this fall for everyone.

They're Listening, Marlon: Stevan Riley's New Brando Documentary Haunts and Inspires

Saladin Ambar | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Saladin Ambar

Stevan Riley's "Listen to Me, Marlon," like its subject, is a bit unwieldy, cerebral, and at times pock-marked by bouts of profound sadness. And yet, it is difficult to take your eyes off of.

Yoichiro Nambu: The Passing of a Gentle Genius

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science
Madhusree Mukerjee

Yoichiro Nambu is no more, and with him is gone an era in physics. His door was always open. Every Monday, for a full hour, I'd meet with Nambu to show him my meager calculations, and he'd try to explain where he saw the project going. I'd take notes, understanding little of what he said but invariably departing all fired up, so infectious was his sheer delight in physics.

John H. Conway: Genius at Play

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 07.14.2015 | Books
Colm Mulcahy

Genius at Play: the Curious Mind of John Horton Conway (Bloomsbury) by Canadian writer Siobhan Roberts is the new 450-page biography of a remarkable and undeniably eccentric English mathematician who's long been a main attraction at Princeton University.

Books That Will Brighten a Father's Day

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.18.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

At The New York Public Library, we recognize that father figures have varied and diverse interests, and that it can be difficult for their progeny to find the perfect gift. So, if you're looking for something a little different this year, NYPL's Recommendations Editor Gwen Glazer has selected a few books to suit a wide variety of dads

96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

What You Can Learn From Elon Musk Book: 6 Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.