Video Friday: Bruce Jacobs

Anti-racism advocate, author, and phenomenol public speaker Bruce A. Jacobs talks about what is fueling bigotry now and what to do about it. As a nationally-praised author and speaker, Bruce A. Jacobsinspires people to question our media, turn off today’s “rage talk” shows, and have real conversations with friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Learn more about …Read More

GUILTY! And I haven’t even finished my coffee…

Combine a vaguely-written federal law and an over-eager federal prosecutor, and WHAM! You’re in front of a grand jury before you can say ‘huh?’. Attorney/legal scholar Harvey Silverglate’s new book Three Felonies a Day shows how, for three decades, federal prosecutors and judges have abused their authority to extort and threaten typical Americans. Harvey will …Read More

NOVA + "The Pluto Files" = Awesomeness

OK. How much do you love Neil deGrasse Tyson? And NOVA Science Now? and “The Pluto Files?” Well, PBS NOVA is doing a documentary on “The Pluto Files” and shooting started this month. The documentary will hopefully be broadcast in early spring, in commensurate with the release of the paperback version of the book. Awesome!

Music for Nothing

Jeff Lieberman isn’t just the guy on Discovery Channel’s hit show Time Warp. Lieberman, alongside his friend Eric Gunther, makes up the band gloobic. They just finished the album Music for Nothing, which features guitars, ukuleles, rhodes, ice cold droplets of water,thousands of little static-bugs, robotic crickets, heavy breathing, men masquerading as schoolgirls, and some …Read More

Jerry Lawson: A Cappella King in NYC!

Live in New York City? Looking for something to do today? Check out Jerry Lawson, backed by the Groove Barbers, at The Bitter End! Learn more about Jerry Lawson at JodiSolomonSpeakers/JerryLawson.

Let’s All Go To The Movies!

Guess what comes out today? “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” the highly anticipated 3D action-adventure animation! Based on the book of the same title, the film stars lots of well-known stars including our friend Bruce Campbell. Bruce currently stars in the hit show Burn Notice and is responsible for the cult hit series Evil …Read More

Putting Your Trash To The Test

Annie Leonard is the author and host of the online documentary “The Story of Stuff,” which exposes the environmental and social costs of current systems of production and consumption. She portrays the consequences of “stuff” in an easy-to-digest format and makes it impossible not think about where our daily waste goes. Inspired by this idea, …Read More

Falling Age of Puberty

Did you know that the average age of puberty for girls nowadays is 10 for white girls and 8.9 for black girls? And not to sound like a cantankerous grandmother, but back when ecologist Sandra Steingraber was a sixth grader (1971) most girls didn’t hit puberty until 11. “But what’s the big deal?” you may …Read More