FROM Hiawatha Bray
Remembering Ray Tomlinson, the Man Who Put the @ in Email In 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent what is thought to be the first e-mail message...to himself . The word “Internet” had yet to be coined, and computers were the size of refrigerators.Today , billions of emails are sent and received every single day. Tomlinson, one of the early tech pioneers who helped make this mode of communication as ubiquitous as it is, died this past weekend.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."