'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Anna Deavere Smith has won one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts.
With American children continuing to lag behind their international peers, governors from both parties on Monday joined the Obama administration in embracing more classroom time for students.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledged Monday to help the Obama administration turn them around by integrating arts education.
The American Folk Art Museum, long plagued by financial problems, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new exhibition, renewed optimism for its future and its collection intact.
Naomi Schaefer Riley's "The Faculty Lounges" has generated a healthy amount of buzz in and out of academe. The focus of this compact and cogently written book is on the institution of tenure.
Hollywood has been bringing popular video games to the big screen for decades with less than exemplary results. But the two media realms are being brought together once more for a new partnership between the Tribeca Film Institute and the Ford Foundation's JustFilms initiative.
"Clearly, some bad scientists are just greedy opportunists who care about only their own well-being. But those who fervently believe their own rhetoric about saving humanity may be even more dangerous," writes John Horgan at the Scientific American blog Cross-check.
"On June 4, 1965," James T. Patterson writes, "President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a commencement address at Howard University in which he outlined to a throng of some 5,000 people the most far-reaching civil rights agenda in modern U.S. history."