April 2020

Read the Classics and Take Notes

April 29, 2020

“The adventurous student will always study classics, in whatever language they may be written and however ancient they may be. For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Interview (2020)

April 27, 2020

It’s Mastermind Monday, the day I share with you old episodes of The Mastermind Street Jam that I recorded off the radio in the mid to late 1990s. Today, we are taking a slight detour from that to hear a brand new interview with the man [Keep Reading]

No Time to Talk . . . Really?

April 22, 2020

“We are at a crossroads. So many people say they have no time to talk, really talk, but all the time in the world, day and night, to connect. When a moment of boredom arises, we have become accustomed to making it go away by searching for [Keep Reading]

Music of Science (Wu-Tang Education)

April 21, 2020

ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan once said that “Wu-Tang is for the children.” It’s one of the reasons that educators should try their best to incorporate hip-hop pedagogy into their practice. You don’t have to be part of hip-hop [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 9 (Jan 1995)

April 20, 2020

It’s the ninth edition of Mastermind Mondays.  This is where I share with you an episode of The Mastermind Street Jam that I taped off the radio so long ago. I’m glad I held onto these tapes. This is number 9 from a collection that is [Keep Reading]

WIB Rap Radio Salutes DJ Premier

April 17, 2020

Last night, L.U.C. of Rebel Babel Ensemble, called in to Word is Bond Rap Radio to talk about the marching band tribute he did to celebrate DJ Premier’s birthday. It’s an absolutely amazing mash-up of songs he produced played by brass, [Keep Reading]

Hannah’s Life Panel by Panel

April 16, 2020

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein Hannah Arendt was a philosopher and political theorist who coined the term totalitarianism. Her works have been hugely influential. And we finally get to hear her story in this [Keep Reading]

Green Lantern Comics Binge

April 15, 2020

Binge watching television is a popular activity these days. This is when you tackle entire seasons of television, or even a whole series, in rapid succession. I thought that I would take this idea and apply it to comic books. I decided to start with [Keep Reading]
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