When you hail from a family as big and talented as that of New Yorkers Howell and Elvira Wayans – with 10 children – you have to work to get noticed. For Shawn and younger brother Marlon, the necessary attention was gained through making people laugh, and now they are arguably two of the most recognisable members of their clan.
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Album review: Way To The Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake
WAY TO THE BLUE: THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE Various (Southbound) Tribute albums are always bound to be bittersweet affairs. Anyone who has had an affinity with the artist – in this case English folkie Nick Drake – is likely to be disinterested unless they are zealous completists and those unfamiliar in the first place aren’t likely to care about the re-visitation.
Album review: Hardcourage – FaltyDL
Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense
Correction Appended: April 16, 2009 For the past several years, I’ve been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, need to find an appropriately high-minded approach to life’s exit ramp
Chicago: 10 Things to Do in 24 Hours Introduction
History’s most famous suicide happened more than 2,000 years ago: rather than surrender to the Romans who had captured her Egypt, the lovelorn Queen Cleopatra succumbed to the venomous bite of an asp. Ancient historians chronicled the act, Shakespeare dramatized it, and HBO even added its own to spin to the tragedy with the lavish TV series “Rome.” Yet while we may know how Cleopatra died of snake poison, after her consort Mark Antony fell on his sword, archaeologists have yet to pin down where the legendary couple was laid to rest.
Building On Rock, Not Sand: Riots in Liberty City, Florida
Clinton: Karzai runoff win likely, but he must deliver
With a runoff presidential election in Afghanistan appearing likely, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN on Friday that she expects the current president, Hamid Karzai, to win. “It is likely that they will find that President Karzai got very close to the 50-plus-1” in August’s balloting, she said in an exclusive CNN interview, referring to the 50 percent plus one vote needed to avoid a runoff.
U.S. retains Presidents Cup lead
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker’s partnership continued to flourish as they helped the United States take a 6.5 – 5.5 lead at the end of the second day of the Presidents Cup on Friday. World number one Woods and Stricker defeated international pairing of Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Argentinean Angel Cabrera decisively by 5 and 3 in San Francisco.