I stumbled upon this six-minute encapsulation of the “scholarly debate” between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. It seems to be a school project and nicely captures common perceptions as to the distinctions between the two men and their contributions to black history.
Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is the work of photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His work chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/publication/a-darkness-visible-afghanistan Afghanistan and Lebanon are both volatile places, survivors of long civil wars […]
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player In this recent story for ABC News, the newscaster, a parent, demonstrates how her toddlers appear to learn words and counting via an iPad app but then show no ability to replicate their knowledge when confronted with old-fashioned flashcards. An NYT article I’d linked to earlier on the blog, reported […]
Friday fun from the band I profiled and will be seeing in concert tomorrow.
Footnotes: 1. Arabic endearment ‘Habibi’ (?????) is as likely to mean “dude” as its literal sense of “my love.” 2. For more on BO18, read this excerpt from my book, a profile of architect Bernard Khoury
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Dec. 2000 GQ profile of Hank Williams III via Send Me a Story Atul Gawande in the New Yorker on how coaching has helped him reach a new personal best MERIP’s Maroz Tadros with an important report from the front lines of Egypt’s Bloody Sunday Translated Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany on bigotry (original […]