Born in Oakland, California on February 19, 1952 to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan is an award-winning writer whose novel, The Joy Luck Club, was translated into 35 languages and adapted into a hit feature film. She resisted her mother's pressure to become a doctor and concert pianist.
"Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots... As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before.
Second season of 'Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.' to air on PBS
DEARBORN, Mich. – As fall arrives and new shows debut on the small screen, one television show in particular will allow viewers to learn more about the heritage and ancestries of 30 of today's leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and media personalities, including hip-hop superstar Nas and author Stephen King.
St. Paul was the place to be this past week as the 2014 Selby Avenue Jazz Fest once again brought together jazz enthusiasts from across the region to experience top national and local traditional and contemporary jazz performers.
"The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind of man has Martin Luther King, Jr. become? In my view, he is a man whose true character has been misinterpreted, ignored, or forgotten. I want to remember—and bring to life—the essential truths about King in his final months before they are unremembered and irrecoverable.
Rollicking road comedy chronicles eccentric shrink's crazy quest for joy
Film Review by Kam Williams
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck, as they say. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a gorgeous girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who's willing to put up with his odd requests, such as arranging everything in perfect order, from his socks to his sandwiches. He's even more fortunate to have a thriving psychiatric practice, given the barely-contained contempt he routinely exhibits for the folks lying on his couch.