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Another Side of Bob Dylan Turns 50

<i>This week’s Dusting ‘Em Off circles back to August 8th, 1964, when Bob Dylan released</i> Another Side of Bob Dylan<i>, his fourth studio album, which</i> …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Alexander Shulgin obituary

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, who has died aged 88, was a pioneering and fearless scientist, but his chosen discipline – the design and synthesis of psychedelic drugs – was one of the most maligned and least understood. Shulgin invented hundreds of new psychedelic drugs, which he tested on himself, …

Flannery O’Connor on Dogma, Belief, and the Difference Between Religion and Faith

As humans, we are wired to cling tightly to our beliefs, even the most delusional, and to automatically dismiss conflicting evidence. This is especially true in areas where our beliefs are particularly charged, such as politics and religion. For those of us skeptical of organized religion, who find …

Jack Kerouac on Kindness, the Self Illusion, and the “Golden Eternity”

In the mid-1950s, literary iconoclast and beat icon <b>Jack Kerouac</b> (March 12, 1922–October 21, 1969) became intensely interested in Buddhism, which began permeating his writing. It was the golden age of Eastern ideas drawing Western minds, from legendary composer John Cage to pioneering philosopher …

Maya Angelou, Poet and Memoirist, Dead at 86

Maya Angelou, the author of <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</i>, many other books of poetry and memoir, and a prominent figure in the civil rights …

Maya Angelou dead at 86

Dr. Maya Angelou during a Dec. 2013 interview (WGHP)<p>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya …

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat

Fear is the enemy of creativity, the hotbed of mediocrity, a critical obstacle to mastering life. Few embody the defiance of fear with greater dignity and grace than reconstructionist Maya Angelou, who has overcome remarkable hardships — childhood rape, poverty, addiction, bereavement — to become …

The Teacher and the Students: Remembering Maya Angelou in Culture

Maya Angelou died this morning, 86 years young.<p>The news is devastating for innumerable reasons, one of which is that she was a teacher to so many, in …

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Maya Angelou on leadership, courage and the creative process

The world lost a great author, poet and civil rights activist Wednesday when Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. It also lost someone who was a great student of leadership and the creative process — who understood what it takes to have the courage to lead, who had close …

Poet, actress Maya Angelou dies at 86

Brooke talks with poet and author Sonia Sanchez who details the life of her friend, Dr. Maya Angelou.

The Day Maya Angelou Was the Poem

In 1993, after listening to Maya Angelou deliver the inaugural poem at Bill Clinton's presidential swearing-in, I wrote an essay for the <i>Buffalo News</i> about what her words meant to me.<p>It was the first piece I had been able to write in several years, and it got me back to writing.<p>Maya Angelou had …

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Maya Angelou's Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

Since her death on Wednesday at age 86, <b>Maya Angelou</b> has been hailed as an award-winning poet, best-selling author and fearless civil-rights activist. …

Maya Angelou was more beautiful than she realised

Maya Angelou was an indomitable spirit of great generosity, kindness, and love. Her work, both written and spoken, has inspired, and actually helped, the lives of millions. When I think of tribute, I envision Maya as a kind of General of Compassion, offering an army of words of encouragement. She …

Maya Angelou was 'a real original' says Toni Morrison

<b>Author Toni Morrison has paid tribute to her friend, the poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, saying she was a "real original" with "no duplicate".</b><p>"She launched African-American women writing in the United States," Morrison told the BBC at the Hay Festival. "She was generous to a fault."<p>Angelou …

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Maya Angelou’s rainbow connection

Maya Angelou, the great poet who passed today, held a strong bond with the skies.<p>Her words:<p><i>If God put the rainbows right in the clouds themselves, each one of us in the direst and dullest and most dreaded and dreary moments can see a possibility of hope. Each one of us has the chance to be a</i> …

Maya Angelou: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The People’s Poet

Maya Angelou. Just the name evokes a number of powerful images. Maya Angelou the author, the poet, the actress, the civil rights leader. Maya …

Writer And Activist Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Poet, performer and activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in North Carolina. Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Let's take a moment now to remember Maya Angelou. The poet, social …

Maya Angelou dies aged 86

Tributes have poured in for the American poet, author and activist Maya Angelou who has died aged 86.<p>Her groundbreaking memoir “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings” told of her own rape along with racism in America’s segregated south. It earned her international acclaim.<p>President Obama called her “one …

Maya Angelou Reads “Still I Rise” and “On the Pulse of the Morning”

As we mourn Maya Angelou on the day after her death, it’s heartening to remember that she lived several more lifetimes than most in her 86 years, …

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal <b>Maya Angelou</b> (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014), but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by …

Getting There: Maya Angelou

Over 86 years, Maya Angelou set the standard on Getting There. Born into poverty in St. Louis and raised in rural Arkansas, she overcame a childhood of trauma — and years of struggle as a young single mother — to become an award-winning poet and author, one of the leading voices of her generation. …