In 2010, after I was freelancing out of a brownstone in Harlem, I wrote an article titled “Where is the Black Liz Lemon?” that touched on the dearth of complicated Black feminine characters in media. A number of days after I posted the piece, I bought a observe from a lady named Issa, thanking me and saying the article was ...

“Pink Cashmere” PrinceI’ve marked many particular moments of my life with Prince’s music. His genius conjures up me. It’s a go-to. “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” R.D. Burman and Rochak KohliThis tune, from a Bollywood movie directed by my mother, is stunning lyrically and melodically. It jogs my memory of house. “Until I Collapse” EminemThis one I hearken ...

R. Buckminster FullerFuller reveals us how design science helps us do extra with much less. [It] stays a well-argued assertion about our future. Brian ChristianChristian appears at one in every of tech’s most urgent questions: How will we train machines, and what ought to we train them? Scott E. Web pageWeb page defines variety when it comes to variations in ...

How would you encapsulate the prolific profession and generation-defining movies of a cultural icon like Spike Lee? Recognized for his daring and uncompromising strategy to controversial topic issues, Lee has over 35 movies, 7 documentaries, greater than 15 TV collection and pilots, dozens of music movies, plus a Broadway present devoted to Mike Tyson. Spike Lee [Photo: courtesy Chronicle Chroma] ...

On a quiet weekend afternoon, I paused to reread the diary my late mom left behind as a way of remembering her and what she means to me. Mother was a professor of Sanskrit, and amid all her reflections of her day-to-day life and the challenges of being a tutorial, spouse, and mom had been observations that had been extra ...

New York’s subway system has a new map with a really outdated design idea. Rolling out in a handful of stations throughout town, a pilot model of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway map options an abstracted model of town overlaid with bold traces marking every route. It’s an try to make clear the place every line goes and the way ...

In the present day large, game-changing concepts are much less frequent. New and improved methods are the driving force behind modern scientific research and discoveries. They permit scientists—including chemists like me—to do our experiments sooner than earlier than, and so they shine mild on areas of science hidden to our predecessors. Three cutting-edge methods—the gene-editing instrument CRISPR, fluorescent proteins, and ...

Some plastic waste is invisible: Shampoo, laundry detergent, and different frequent merchandise typically use tiny capsules made of microplastic as an ingredient. These capsules then wash down the drain and might pollute waterways. A startup spun out of the College of Cambridge needs to exchange these capsules—and different plastics which can be arduous or inconceivable to recycle—with a plant-based materials ...

Now Lego desires in on it. The Scandinavian toy model has unveiled an LGBTQ-themed set referred to as “Everyone Is Awesome.” It goes on sale June 1, the primary day of Satisfaction Month. Reasonably than depicting LGBTQ people or relationships, the toy facilities across the 11 colours of the Satisfaction flag, with bricks and figures in monochromatic colours. It’s a ...

After wildfires destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California in 2017, residents and native officers hoping to rebuild hit a wall. The demand for brand new homes in locations like Napa and Sonoma counties was excessive, however the variety of laborers and contractors in a position to build these homes fell far brief. “On this space, 300 or 400 homes ...