The semi-retired rapper, better known as Mac Smiff, has used his experience as an artist and passion for writing to try and build WOHM into the go-to publication for Northwest hip-hop lifestyle.
Judging by Dr. Carl Hart's background, it's a little surprising he ever made it out of the 'hood, let alone became one of the nation's leading neuroscientists. After all, he grew up in a rough area of Miami, Fla., where, as a teenager, he roamed the streets as a gun-toting drug dealer.
The Intiman Theatre partners with The Hansberry Project on a new program focusing on Alice Childress' classic 1955 tragedy, "Trouble in Mind."
Among the icons who appear in this enlightening documentary directed by James Redford are self-made billionaire Richard Branson, investment house CEO Charles Schwab, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and A-list attorney David Boies.
It's Nov. 4, 2008, and Brooklyn is bristling with anticipation about the impending election returns to see whether or not Barack Obama will be the nation's first African-American president.
Now the group tours internationally and licenses their music to films, TV shows and video games. On July 20, the group will be performing at the Doug Fir Lounge to commemorate the ten year anniversary of "Spirit in Stone," their debut album.
Legendary harmony singer Furman Haynes passed away in Portland, Ore., July 2. A founder member of The Deep Tones, Haynes traveled the world singing with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Landford and Count Basie to Johnny Smith's Ink Spots. He founded a record label based in Portland, and was happily married to the love of his life for 60 years.
Economists have been referred to by cynics as emotional cripples who know the price of everything but appreciate the value of nothing. Increasingly, the same might be said of people in general as we've come to embrace the commodification of virtually every aspect of human existence.
Hilary Verheggen reviews Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.