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Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] He wants to tell us things: It is not the fittest who survive – it is merely those who happen to survive who survive. The earth is a ''fragile habitat'' that our big brains have failed to take care of. We must hope for flippers and beaks – or nothing at all. We are […]

Dubbing E.B. the boy

"I'm impressed that he was clearly African American, yet he stood at the helm at something as mainstream and significant as '60 Minutes' for all these years. "W.E.B. DuBois talked about the twoness of African Americans — to be American and to be black; well Ed Bradley experienced a threeness, if you will. He was […]

So long, Mickey Spillane

Vengeance Is Mine "Velda was watching me with the tip of her tongue clenched between her teeth. There wasn't any kitten-softness about her now. She was big and she was lovely, with the kind of curves that made you want to turn around and have another look. The lush fullness of her lips had tightened […]