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  • Jacque Vaughn says his coaching style will be 'calm, not garish'

    Jacque Vaughn says his coaching style will be 'calm, not garish'
    Jacque Vaughn offered glimpses of his personality during his introductory news conference Monday. He revealed that he has a favorite poet (Maya Angelou). He displayed a sense of humor; when asked when he started to think about becoming a coach, he...
  • Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed

    Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed
    Celebrated poet and author Nikki Giovanni helps to expand and enrich young minds in Blacksburg, where she's a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Still, she's not exactly cloistered in her mountain-top, ivory tower. She gets around. Giovanni, who grew...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Toni Morrison celebrates life with friends

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about seeing award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni speak at TNCC. During that talk, Giovanni told us she was looking forward to an upcoming event at Virginia Tech to honor her friend, celebrated author Toni Morrison. The event,...
  • Happy World Book Night! Free books on offer all over

     
    It's World Book Night, a massive international book giveaway that this year is making its U.S. debut....
  • Jacque Vaughn says his coaching style will be ‘calm, not garish’

     
    Jacque Vaughn offered some clues about what his coaching style will be like....
  • Jasper Johns, Yo-Yo Ma to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

     
    The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the country's highest civilian honor -- on 15 individuals, including artist Jasper Johns and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The awards, which will be presented...
  • OWN: Not exactly Oprah 24/7 despite the hype

     
    When Maryland-based Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey announced a partnership in 2009 to launch Winfrey's OWN cable channel, it immediately vaulted the Silver Spring media operation into a new league.Oprah's move to Discovery was the talk of...
  • OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network launches with high expectations

     
    Soon it will be time to measure the Oprah bounce. On Saturday, a switch will be flipped and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will be available in nearly 85 million homes. It is the most highly anticipated launch of a cable......
  • Tuesday TV: from the sublime (Presidential Medal of Freedom winners) to the depressing (‘Jeopardy!’)

     
    watch a lot of television, and yesterday, I saw some of the best of it ever and some of the worst. The cable news channels yesterday afternoon relayed the White House ceremony honoring the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom....
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new film unveils a hidden chapter from hoops history

     
    It's hard to imagine any institution that has done more to showcase African American style and culture than basketball, which has spawned generation after generation of infectious icons of cool, from Bill Russell, Dr. J and Magic Johnson to Michael......