Sometimes life is just ironic. That was certainly the case for Carie Lemack today. She's the founder of Global Survivors Network, an organization for families who have lost loved ones in terror attacks.
Chief Justice John Roberts will lead a contingent of six Supreme Court justices at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. That word from the Supreme Court, ending speculation that he would skip the event.
Roberts has attended every State of the Union since his appointment in 2005. But after last year's speech, he suggested he might not in the future.
In the 2010 State of the Union speech, President Obama criticized a decision by the conservative Court majority that unleashed corporate and union spending in elections.
Maná fans can breathe a sigh of relief: The iconic Mexican band will finally release a new album, Drama Y Luz (Drama and Light), in March. The much-anticipated record will feature Suzie Katayama's Philharmonic Orchestra (which has worked with Madonna, Nirvana and Aerosmith). Band members have described fusing rock and classic guitar work on the new album.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts has had Harlem on her mind since she was a high school student in Houston reading the work of Jean Toomer, Ann Petry, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes and others. In 2002, a recent Harvard graduate, she moved into an apartment without a kitchen on 130th near Lenox. Her first book is a tender, improvisational memoir of several years spent exploring the myths of this capital of African America and the realities of its 21st-century incarnation.