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Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

Documentaries

The Civil Rights Stories We Need to Remember

<b>HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING</b> <b><br>The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty</b><br>By S. Jonathan Bass<br>Illustrated. 413 pp. Liveright Publishing. $26.95.<p>A few years back, I thought to write a history of the civil rights movement in a small Southern city …

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.<p>Whether you’re looking to grow a company or build a personal brand, a strong online presence is essential. But while most …

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Donald Trump: In many ways, the civil rights hero saw this coming

The painful convergence of Dr. King and President Trump should remind us that the long arc of history bends slowly<p>The long arc of history does not always bend toward justice.<p>In the United States, Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King was a martyr, assassinated because he dared to try to …

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>The Oracles • Content Provider<p>A brain trust of high-level entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy …

Charlie Munger

The United States Makes The Case For Why Puerto Rico Is Still Its Colony

Today colonialism stands exposed in its unrelenting and unapologetic display of dominance and control. As Congress prepares to vote on a restructuring package for Puerto Rico that includes the imposition of a federal fiscal control board that will be composed primarily of bankers, financial sector …

8 explosive new documentaries that you need to see

From an inside look at a cult to the highly public breakdown of a political career, these nonfiction works tell compelling stories that are likely to be more fulfilling than your latest climactic world-resucing showdown.<p>Here are eight titles we think you should definitely check out in the coming …

Anthony Weiner

A history of classical music in 50 short pieces

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.<p>When you arrive at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, you're given an …

Black History

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Whiplash Wins, Jazz Loses

The indie movies were the big winners at the 2015 Oscars, but the biggest loser was jazz.<p>J.K. Simmons won a well-deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Terence Flethcer, an abusive "genius" director of a big band at some New Yorkish Jazz conservatory, pitted against Miles …

Jazz

Listen to John Coltrane's 1957 Album 'The Cats' in Its Entirety

John Coltrane is often credited with pioneering jazz music’s many subgenres. Yet<p>John Coltrane is often credited with pioneering jazz music’s many subgenres. Yet Coltrane’s 1957 album <i>The Cats</i> is frequently overlooked when analyzing the musician’s extensive and immensely successful career. However, …

John Coltrane

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Illustration

Mélissa Laveaux

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Wynton Marsalis on Twitter: "Sound check at @Jazz_in_Marciac . Watch the @Livestream tonight at 11pm CEST on http://t.co/mDwP73A2oX http://t.co/WiYlAbCuUT"

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“It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.” -Miles Davis

Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn’t where their mouth is. Poor grammar and jargon-riddled writing are rampant. We’re great at inventing terms — the instruction manual for my toaster refers to the lever that pops up the …

Your Moral Reasoning Is Influenced by Your Physical Senses

Research participants who were given 2 teaspoons of a bitter herbal supplement made harsher judgments of such actions as shoplifting and library-book theft, rating these behaviors an average of <b>78</b> on a 0-100 scale of “morally wrong,” whereas people who had sipped only water rated the scenarios at …