I’m sure you have realized that we love Harlem as much or more than Spike Lee loves Brooklyn, but that does not stop us from picking his new film Red Hook Summer. Continue reading
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Okay, we know it was lastweek, but we sent the menu list from President Obama’s Dinner at Red Rooster to HW
Food writer Lil Nickelson for her thoughts: “It sounds like a very well rounded menu that was sure to please everyone’s palettes with surf, turf, sweet potato doughnuts and chocolate cake. ” Continue reading
Spann Watson, a 92 year-old Tuskegee airman from Westbury, NY, flew in Harry Truman’s inauguration ceremonies in 1949…
… Mr. Watson returned to D.C. with a special invitation to Obama’s swearing-in.
A wax replica of President-elect Barak Obama makes its debut at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Time Square.
President-elect Barack Obama says it will take a Revolutionary-like effort to change things in Washington as he speaks during his train tour in Baltimore, MA.
President-elect Barack Obama has replaced US President George W. Bush as the most admired man in America, according to a poll published Friday in the USA Today newspaper.
One-third of the 1,008 respondents surveyed named Obama as their first or second choice, with Bush falling to a distant second after seven years as the country’s most-admired man.
Thirty-two percent of respondents chose Obama against five percent for Bush. It was the first time a president-elect topped the poll since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. Continue reading
Elizabeth Alexander, who teaches at Yale, was plucked last week from the relatively obscure recesses of contemporary poetry for a moment on the world stage. President-elect Barack Obama has commissioned her to compose and read a poem for his inauguration, making her only the fourth poet in American history to read at one and elevating the art to unaccustomed prominence in the national psyche, at least for a day.
Mr. Obama’s inauguration, on Jan. 20, calls for an “occasional poem,” written to commemorate a specific event. This is not precisely what Ms. Alexander does, but she is preparing for the challenge.
“Writing an occasional poem has to attend to the moment itself,” she said in an interview, “but what you hope for, as an artist, is to create something that has integrity and life that goes beyond the moment.”
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