December 1, 2013 at 12:26am
It’s been an incredible few months.I’ve been slowly and steadily heading back to doing books full-time and it hasn’t been easy at all.
The plan was to return to the days when there were only books and book ideas on my work list. I have a couple of…
August 4, 2013 at 6:18pm
All this stuff about me being a controversial stand-up talking about race and gender politics are just labels that people have thrown on me. Left to my own devices I’d want to talk about other things, but I can’t because white people in this country are a little too self-congratulatory about being above it all, and I can’t let it go.
— Reginald D Hunter, comedian, writing in the Independent
July 31, 2013 at 12:49am
Zimbabwe votes for a new president on 31/07/2013. This is for them
Every European intelligence service, every Asian intelligence service, wherever there’s an intelligence service, here’s one thing they’re going to be doing: they’re going to be trying to understand the world better, and what’s going on in capitals around the world. If that weren’t the case, then there would be no need for an intelligence service. I guarantee you that in European capitals there are people who are interested in… if not what I had for breakfast, then what my talking points might be should I end up meeting with their leaders.
— Barack Obama, commenting on the recent relations that the USA is spying on its allies.
Alison Zavos, featureshoot.com
Al Jazeera English has produced a six episode documentary series, The New African Photography, that explores the current photography climate in Africa. This first episode profiles Invisible Borders, a non-profit organization that embarks on…
I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see
The love you don’t feel when you’re holding me
Morning will come and I’ll do what’s right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight
— Bonnie Raitt I Can’t Make You Love Me
Songwriters: REID, MICHAEL / SHAMBLIN, ALLEN
You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.
— John Coltrane
November 18, 2012 at 12:00pm
The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
— Herbie Hancock
I guess, you know, if I didn’t make it with the piano, I guess I would’ve been the biggest bum.
— Thelonious Monk
November 16, 2012 at 12:00pm
It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
— Dizzy Gillespie