Four Sisters, Forty Years: The Brown Sisters Portraits (New York Times)


Every year for the past forty years, photographer Nicholas Nixon has taken a portrait of the Brown sisters and added it to a growing collection.

Starting with a summer portrait of the four young women in 1975, the series of photographs, which has been shown in galleries around world, follows the sisters as they age. Take a look at the series here.

Marveling at The New Superheroes Breaking Through (The Atlantic)


From The Avengers to Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe has produced films that have become blockbuster hits.

Up next, Marvel plans to introduce its first superhero of color, the Black Panther, and its first female, Captain Marvel. Read The Atlantic article, “Marvel’s Increasingly Ludicrous (and Exciting, and Diverse) Plans.

Plotting the Journey to Poe’s Death (Smithsonian)


America’s “favorite macabre author,” Edgar Allan Poe, died — from mysterious causes, natch — 165 years ago this month in a Baltimore hospital.

Smithsonian magazine highlights the book, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, which checks out the places important to him.

Why Comedian Hari Kondabolu ’04 is ‘Waiting for 2042′ (New York Times)

Hari Kondabolu '04. Photo by Karsten Moran '05.

Hari Kondabolu ’04. Photo by Karsten Moran ’05.


The New York Times debuted a new video series on its website this week with a segment on comedian Hari Kondabolu ’04, who recently released the comedy album, “Waiting for 2042,” which refers to the year in which the U.S. Census projects caucasians will become the minority in this country.

Conscious of race since growing up in diverse Queens, Kondabolu speaks of turning pain into laughter and confronting racial stereotypes head-on. Watch the clip.