December 24, 2006 |
INVITATIONS rained down on George Gershwin (1898-1937) throughout his short, extraordinary life. The festivities, taking off in the roaring '20s, didn't slow down after the Depression pulled the plug on the Jazz Age. The entertainment industry trundled on, and there were always parties in New York and L.A. for people like him.
September 8, 2003 |
Washington IT might be called the Bermuda Triangle of medical research: the intersection of genes, race and disease. Politically dangerous yet medically alluring, it is drawing into its center a growing number of scientists, backed by the federal government and now joined by a respected African American institution in the nation's capital. This summer, Howard University Medical School in Washington announced it will begin building a first-of-its-kind gene bank.
June 3, 2001 |
Every generation is vulnerable to imagining itself either uniquely blessed or uniquely cursed. And for an understandable reason. After all, it is simply human nature to attach more importance to the time in which one has been fated to live and die than to either the past or the remoter reaches of the future.
September 16, 2000 |
Vice President Al Gore capped a weeklong focus on his education agenda Friday as he explained why he thinks the federal government should spend more for public education. Addressing more than 1,500 boisterous college Democrats at the predominantly black Howard University, Gore renewed his pledge to make education his "No. 1 priority" as president if elected Nov. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999 |
Antoine M. Garibaldi, one of four candidates seeking the presidency at Cal State Northridge, offered few specific plans for the campus in a public forum Monday, focusing instead on his experience as an administrator at two of the nation's best-known black universities. Speaking before an audience of about 100, Garibaldi, provost and chief academic officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., carefully sidestepped hot-button issues during a one-hour question-and-answer session.
June 20, 1999 |
E.M. Cioran is the essential philosopher for the end, and the beginning, of the millennium. He was born in Romania in 1911, the son of a Romanian Orthodox priest, and his writing today remains a searing antidote to the delusional empirical optimism of the ordinary life. "My vision of the future is so exact," he wrote in 1973, "that if I had children, I should strangle them here and now."