Cornel West

UNC Board of Governors hosts conservative academic star, looks to emulate his program

Professor Robert George of Princeton University speaks to the UNC Board of Governors Friday.<p>When the UNC Board of Governors hosted conservative …

Education

Conservative Princeton professor promotes civil discourse at UNC

A prominent conservative professor at Princeton University told the UNC Board of Governors on Friday that the best way to get students to think for …

Education

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains

<i>What are the longer-term trends that gave rise to the presidency of Donald Trump? What will be the national and global impacts? And what do we need</i> …

Liberal View

Robert George and Cornel West

<b>What’s the Point of a Liberal Arts Education? An Evening with Profs. Robert P. George and Cornel West</b><p>Tues., Jan. 18, 2017, 7 p.m. Weis Center for …

American Philosophy

Anti-Fascism Beyond the Headlines: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Interviews Mark Bray

<i>MARK BRAY is on a roll. The historian of the modern left-wing and lecturer at Dartmouth published his second book</i> Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook</i> …

Books

Cornel West rejects attempts by neoliberals to co-opt him

In an interview, the fiery academic activist West defends his harsh criticism of Barack Obama and the neoliberal establishment that he and Hillary …

Black Lives Matter

La La Land Musician D.A. Wallach on Why Being Aware of Your Potential Means You're 'Ever Failing'

<i>When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come</i> …

Arianna Huffington

Challenging the Neoliberalism at the Root of Trump's Authoritarianism

Donald Trump's election marked a perilous watershed for the descent of democracy in the United States into authoritarianism. Not only is the public …

Liberal View

Here Is What's Wrong With Cornel West Hating on Ta-Nehisi Coates

I must begin by recalling the afternoon I read <i>The Future of the Race</i>, a medium-sized book about the most prominent black American intellectual in the …

American Philosophy

NFL players at odds don’t realize that everyone can be right about this

Jenkins, Reid and others all want the same thing – and things can still be accomplished<p>Malcolm X used to snidely refer to Martin Luther King Jr. as …

Sports

NFL Coach Hot Seats: McAdoo Is Out, Who Could Be Next?

<b>Ben McAdoo</b> was the first to go. The Giants’ decision to fire their second-year coach kicks off a month of misery for struggling coaching staffs …

Vontaze Burfict

Obamas ‘Most Beloved African-Americans in History,’ Fawns Showtime Series

An impersonation of former President Barack Obama used during the filming of a sex tape lands the lead character in Showtime’s <i>White Famous</i> in hot …

Conservative View

raceAhead: Making #MeToo Count, Men Don't Get Consent, Coco Gets You

Over the weekend, more #MeToo stories and allegations began to surface, in many cases ending the reigns of powerful men appearing to operate with …

Tech Industry

News & Events: 100 Giftable Books + Thousands of Book Bargains

News This Week:<p>» Shop the Holiday 100<p>» Our Winter Warehouse Sale<p>Festive in the Used Book Basement<p>Recommendations:<p>» New On Our Shelves<p>» Recent Finds …

Books

An Ever-Expanding Repertoire of Concepts: Danielle Allen - BLARB

<i>The conversation focuses on Danielle Allen’s</i> Why Plato Wrote<i>. A subsequent conversation will focus on Allen’s memoir</i> Cuz<i>.</i> <i>Allen, a James Bryant Conant</i> …

Books

Cornel West Doesn’t Want to Be a Neoliberal Darling

<b>After nearly a year of the Trump presidency, do you regret your criticisms of Barack Obama?</b> Oh, no. I told the truth. When I said drone strikes are crimes against humanity, when I said Obama bailed out Wall Street rather than Main Street — I shall forever support that. I was just speaking to the …

Long-form Journalism

Grad School Is Trash for Students of Color and We Should Talk About That

<i>Stop theorizing Black people like we do not exist.</i><p>Currently, I am a Master of Divinity Student at Harvard University. I study divinity because I care …

American Philosophy

Belonging on the Left: An Appreciation of Stanley Aronowitz

<i>This text, adapted from a talk given at an event honoring Stanlety Aronowitz at the CUNY Graduate Center in April 2017, was first published in</i> …

American Philosophy

Fifty Years Later, Religious Progressives Launch a New Poor People’s Campaign

(Sean Rayford/Getty) Bishop William BarberIn the past 18 months Bishop William Barber, the longtime president of the North Carolina NAACP and leader …

Occupy Wall Street

Q&A: Denzel on ‘Roman J. Israel,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Shaft’

NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better.<p>In Dan Gilroy’s “Roman J. Israel, …

Playwrights

‘The Right to Tell People What They Do Not Want to Hear’ – Lingua Franca - Blogs

On November 7, a statue of George Orwell was unveiled at a piazza outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, in London. The George …

George Orwell

‘Lady Bird’ is taking America by storm by celebrating the true beauty of Sacramento

It’s rare when a movie inspires not only delight but an intense sense of déjà vu.<p>Opinion<p>But that’s how it felt to watch “Lady Bird,” the critically …

Joan Didion

“You’re Not Wrong. You’re Not Crazy.”

On <b>the most recent episode</b> of my podcast, <b>I Have to Ask</b>, I spoke with Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of the books <i>The Beautiful Struggle</i>, <i>Between the World</i> …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

From 'Gaga' to 'Whitney': Music Docs Offer an Intimate Look at Icons Beyond the Stage

As Netflix, Amazon and more streamers continue to scoop up content, a flood of new music-focused films on pop stars and industry greats are entering …

Music

I Ran The NYC Marathon In Chains To Urge Our Government To Acknowledge Black And Brown Suffering

Dismantling white supremacy requires a degree of discomfort from all of us.<p>I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest in chains at the Unite the Right Rally. The world knows of the chaos that dominated the headlines on August 12, but most don’t know the full story of the nightmare that occurred …

Black Lives Matter

Inside a New York City firm designing for the 99 percent

Caples Jefferson thinks architecture can be a powerful tool for community—and communication<p>Why did two New York City architects recently jump on a commuter train to Princeton, New Jersey, to visit public intellectual Cornel West? To duke it out—with their minds, of course.<p>“Cornel West once wrote an …

A Minneapolis Socialist Thanks the Local Paper for Not Endorsing Her

Newspaper endorsements still matter, particularly in the local elections that will be held across the country on November 7. But some newspapers are …

Liberal View

Workers Win Big in Ontario

After nearly three years of organizing, protesting, striking, and lobbying, a grassroots workers’ campaign in Ontario has secured a huge …

Socialism

Before the torches and after: The activists fighting white supremacy in Charlottesville

Fighting the far-right.<p>It was an ideal Saturday night earlier this month on Charlottesville, Virginia’s broad pedestrian mall. Jalane Schmidt, a …

Liberal View

Progressive Leaders: How to Reverse the 'Spiritual Blackout' That Trump Has Ushered into America

Not many people can say they have done yoga with Amy Goodman. But then again, not many people have been to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New …

Black Lives Matter