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21

Oct

thesmithian:


In his memoir, My Long Trip Home, Mark Whitaker explores the  lives of his parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds, and  their interracial relationship helped shape Whitaker’s own life…Whitaker, who is executive vice president and  managing editor of CNN Worldwide, [talks] about growing up biracial during a key  turning point in this country’s history.


audio interview, here.

thesmithian:

In his memoir, My Long Trip Home, Mark Whitaker explores the lives of his parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds, and their interracial relationship helped shape Whitaker’s own life…Whitaker, who is executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide, [talks] about growing up biracial during a key turning point in this country’s history.

audio interview, here.

18

Aug

I was born inside the movie of my life. The visuals were before me, the audio surrounded me, the plot unfolded inevitably but not necessarily. I don’t remember how I got into the movie, but it continues to entertain me.
Those are the first three sentences of “Life Itself,” Roger Ebert’s upcoming memoir. Ebert posted the opening to the book at his blog, and while some of it reads like he’s been reading too much Twitter poetry, the man has been a writing machine since recovering from cancer, so don’t be surprised if the rest of the book knocks you on your backside.

-DM

[Roger Ebert] (via the20s)