By age 15, Neil deGrasse Tyson had given his first public lecture on astronomy, and began attending the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. Gone were the days of standing on his apartment rooftop, desperately peering at the sky through his binoculars. He had gotten his first good look at the stars, and there was no turning back.Read More
For every album Andy Grammer writes, there are 100 songs that came before it — at least.
In the case of his third studio release, “The Good Parts,” it was 115. But who’s counting, the musician said.Read More
In 2013, B. Smith was diagnosed at age 64 with Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks. Of the 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s today, two out of three are women, and African-Americans are twice as likely to suffer from the disease.
Ms. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, spoke candidly about how they would proceed, and one decision was certain: it would be in the public eye, as her life had been thus far. She would be a spokesperson for all Americans struggling with Alzheimer’s, but especially for black women.Read More
The candid nature of New York makes Alan Cumming feel nostalgic toward Scotland, where political and social activism are everyday norms. Ten years ago, he became a dual citizen, inspired by Barack Obama’s presidential run and eager to vote.Read More
More often than not, Tom Colicchio does not think of himself as a chef. He knows his place, depending on the kitchen.Read More
It’s the movements — #MeToo, Time’s Up and the Women’s March.
It’s the ousting of sexual predators — Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey, just to name a few.
And it’s the women who are finally rising to the top.Read More
As it turns out, CeeLo Green is an absolute sucker for Christmas.
“It’s truly a spirit and a notion, inclination, emotion that gets inside of you,” he said during a recent telephone interview from his home in Miami, “and it’s like a friendly ghost because it’s the same one every time.”Read More
For Alex Gibney, an Oscar-winning documentarian perpetually drawn to stories about power, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was practically irresistible.Read More