Fela: Kalakuta Notes

Fela: Kalakuta Notes is an evocative account of Fela Kuti—the Afrobeat superstar who took African music into the arena of direct action. With his antiestablishment songs, he dedicated himself to Pan-Africanism and the down-trodden Nigerian masses, or “sufferheads.” In the 1970s, the British/Ghanaian musician and author John Collins met and worked with Fela in Ghana and Nigeria. Kalakuta Notes includes a diary that Collins kept in 197...

Better: How I Let Go Of Control, Held On To Hope, And Found Joy In My Darkest Hour

Amy Robach's new book "Better" goes beyond the medical choices she had to make, but she also openly shares the emotional traumas of her two year journey... those moments when she knows her life will never the same again and when she is shaken to her core realizing life is so precious and that the possibility of her children becoming motherless is real. It was a true honor to interview Amy to be feature story of The Breast Cancer Well...

The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait Of An Artist And His Age

What a treat this book is! Having "grown up" with Hirschfeld (didn't we all), this is a treasure trove of the artist's works and each offering is worth a study. It's fascinating to watch the Hirschfeld style develop. In the earliest of his art work there is little indication as to how his "signature" pieces would turn out. But I was struck at once by "The Grand Street Follies" of 1927 where one can distinctly see the future artist's ...