Scripted TV vs. real life? Our modern culture blogger is looking forward to comparing notes on his newfound obsession, Boardwalk Empire, with Ken Burns’ new epic documentary on prohibition.
With nearly one in six Americans living in poverty, next week’s series of shows will put a human face on the alarming newly released data about life in the U.S.
The Democratic congresswoman from Texas offers her take on President Obama’s standing with African Americans and his recent speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.
Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares what he learned about President Obama from their hour-long conversation, which was part of the research for the new book, Confidence Men.
The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of That Used to Be Us discusses the president’s veto of Palestine’s U.N. statehood bid and shares his thoughts on the president’s jobs bill.
The distinguished Demos fellow and president of CivWorld and the Interdependence Movement recounts his whereabouts on 9/11 and explains why borders don’t matter anymore.
The distinguished Demos fellow and former New York Times columnist shares why he’s not optimistic about President Obama’s jobs plan and explains why Black Americans are not in a recession, but in a full-blown depression.
The former Detroit mayor and co-author of the memoir Surrendered describes his time in solitary confinement and explains why that low point was the first time that he found true freedom.
The Harvard law professor and author of The Persistence of the Color Line explains why he believes that the nation’s first Black president is not going to be a transformative president when it comes to race.