William Edmonson

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Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year, and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre — and lots of music that couldn't be categorized. The creative community these days …

Guitar Playing

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: 'Resistance is the best way of keeping alive'

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o believes in the imagination. Perhaps that seems obvious for the decorated Kenyan novelist, scholar and playwright, who’s been publishing for over 50 years. But imagination, and all art, for him, is not just a form of creativity; it’s a form of resistance. In his case, once …

Slavery

‘Black Panther’ and the Real, Lost Wakandas

The blockbuster movie imagines an advanced African nation untouched by colonialism. That’s not fiction, it’s true history that was covered-up by …

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

African filmmakers pushed the boundaries of traditional storytelling in 2017

It was a year of many firsts for African filmmaking.<p>In 2017, African directors and producers made movies and documentaries that explored brave new ways of production and challenged traditional narratives of storytelling. Whether focusing on toxic masculinity in South Africa, paying homage to …

South Africa

Legendary Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Talks About Music, Recording, and Hi-Fi

I'm sitting next to Ron Carter in the listening room at Manhattan dealer Audioarts (footnote), trying not to cry. We're listening to "All Blues," the …

Yes, There Were People of Color in Pre-Modern Europe

A conversation with @MedievalPOC, an activist using social media to change how we see color in the past.The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus …

Race & Ethnicity

Hear Lou Reed’s The Raven, a Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe Featuring David Bowie, Ornette Coleman, Willem Dafoe & More

It’s not immediately apparent that Lou Reed and Edgar Allan Poe would have that much in common. It’s true Reed inherited a gothic sensibility (though …

Florida Man Calls 911 To Complain About Restaurant Order

He called the emergency number to complain that his orders of clams was too small. He was told to call the non-emergency number, but he called 911 again. Police say he didn't know when to clam up.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Noel King. Have you ever gone out to eat and felt cheated …

Clams

The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul

Can Kyoto's Buddhist Cuisine Teach us All to Eat Better?

Meet the monks tending to Japan's temples of the seasons<p>E<b>njoying a transcendent meal</b> is a little like having a wedding or a car accident—time slows …

Let Us Now Praise Pharoah Sanders, Master of Sax

In A.B. Spellman’s essential 1966 book, <i>Four Lives in the Bebop Business</i>, Ornette Coleman said the following: “The best statements Negroes have made, …

The Arts

Jazz and Classical Treasures from the Digitized Catalogue of ECM Records

The ECM sound is a trademark of the times, crystalline and reverberant, conveying both the intimacy of live performance and the warmth of a concert space.<p>One of the defining sound-worlds of the past half-century of recorded music is the distinguished repertory of ECM Records, which was founded by …

Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy in?<p>First, the bad news: GDP is slowing all over the world because …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, and pulling their belongings behind them on little wheels. Arriving as couples, families, groups of friends, they spent money in the village shop and ate at its few restaurants. Feathers were occasionally ruffled when an …

Italy

Address by President Paul Kagame at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering

[Rwanda Govt] I am pleased to be back in Dakar and I wish to express my appreciation to our host, President Macky Sall, and the Government and people …

African Academics Face a Huge Divide Between Their Real and Scholarly Selves

analysis<p><i>This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society</i><p>African scholarship on …

How to set-up iCloud on your iPad

One of the more useful ways to get the most out of your iPad is to set-up iCloud during the initial set-up process. Although if, for whatever reason you don’t, you can always come back to the set-up procedure at anytime in the Settings app on your iPad.<p>Update your iPad to the latest version of …

Setup

How to use your cellular-enabled iPad on overseas trips

I travel a lot and find it really convenient to be able to use my iPad to access internet content anywhere, even when I’m not near a wifi hotspot. Sure, I have my iPhone with me, but lots of content is just better on the iPad: reading foreign newspapers, downloading Kindle books for train or plane …

Jeffrey B. Perry

SEARCH THIS BLOG <br>for writings<br>on the Blog of<br>Jeffrey B. Perry<p>Gravesite Marker<br>of Hubert H. Harrison<br>Woodlawn Cemetery<br>Bronx, NY<p>With Markida …

Download the debut EP by jazz saxophonist turned R&B singer Keiya

<b>Another product of Chicago’s rich underground emerges.</b><p>We first heard <b>Keiya’s</b> rich voice on ‘Runaway’, a collaboration with fellow Chicagoans <b>Kywo and</b> …

Morien

HEREIN doth the adventure tell of a knight who was named Morien. Some of the books give us to wit that he was Perceval's son, and some say that he …

Escape from slavery: The harrowing story behind an African-American intellectual’s break for freedom

William Wells Brown became a leading black thinker and speaker of the 19th century. First he needed his freedom<p>William Wells Brown’s growth into early manhood coincided with the dismemberment of his family. As (master) Dr. John Young’s fortunes fell into decline in St. Louis without a corresponding …

Africa’s Companies Need to Become More Like Training Schools

Youth unemployment is an issue that keeps many African politicians awake. Though data unavailability and informal economic activity make estimates difficult, youth unemployment rates in sub-Saharan Africa are believed to hover around 30-50% (and even higher in parts of North Africa). The World Bank …

We need to talk about TED

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster<p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.<p>But have you ever …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

The best of Reddit porn

Back by popular demand: A top-10 list of triple-X fare — this time from everyone’s favorite flame-cave<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>September 14, 2013 11:34pm (UTC)<p>I’ve already brought you the best of Tumblr and Vine porn -- and, as you can imagine, <i>no one</i> clicked on those links. But luckily the higher-ups at …