“What can be said about an artist who makes it his life’s work to complete a project and then passes when that work is done?”

"For the songs, rituals and folklore that were lost in slavery's middle passage, his plays are those forgotten songs remixed for the struggles of adapting to these shores" Playwright/director/actor Chadwick Boseman, who recently portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, wrote an article for the LA Times about the playwright August Wilson. Wilson's legacy, the thing he set out to…

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30 is not the new 20

80 percent of life's defining moments happen by age 35. As a culture we have trivialized the defining decade of adulthood. Three things every 20-something needs to hear: Forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capital. The urban tribe is overrated. The time to start picking your family is now.

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Gatsby and other luxury consumers

On Friday, May 17th the New York Times published an article written by A.O. Scott that examines depictions of the American Dream and materialism in three different films: The Great Gatsby, Spring Breakers, and The Bling Ring. He essentially says that these films update the American Dream to be more about entitlement than hard work as a reflection of our…

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