A Day With Gloria Steinem (or, How I Learned to Remember)

It was 2004.  The Iraq War was reaching devastating heights.  The world was 15 days away from viewing the photos from the Abu Ghraib prison and seeing just how depraved humans can become.  Of course, we did not know how bad things would get, but something could be felt- we knew things were going to […]

Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003)

  When I was 13-years-old, I watched Point of No Return, in which Bridget Fonda’s character had an obsession with Nina Simone.  This was the first time I had ever heard of Ms. Simone, and thus began my obsession as well.  From the first note she sang, I was hooked.  There was something about her […]