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Prince, hoodies and #YesWeCode

People always ask me how Prince got involved with #YesWeCode, an initiative I helped to found. #YesWeCode aims to help train 100,000 low-opportunity youth to become high-level computer programmers. The truth is, it was Prince who sparked the idea. It […]

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I’m a singer-songwriter … I think

Not too long ago, as I was cleaning Cheerios off of the living room rug with a mini-vac (as a mother of two, this activity takes up approximately 63% of my time), my husband came home from a dinner party […]



“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”
– Prince

ATW Talking Points
July 10, 2013

•  India.Arie: “The Universe Does Rise Up to Meet You” [OWN]

• 7 Addictive TV Shows That Are Worth Watching… [all women stalk]

• What’s in Prince’s Fridge? [Heavy Table]

• Why Pacific Rim Doesn’t Look Like Any Movie You’ve Ever Seen Before [io9]

• Marvin Gaye’s Classic Vocals on ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’: The A Cappella Version [Open Culture]

• The Short but Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion [DailyGood]

• Turn It Up: How the Right Amount of Ambient Noise Increases Creativity [99u]

• Spend 90 Minutes with William Goldman and Learn About His ‘Inconceivable’ Writing Career [nofilmschool]


The Princess problem and the Prince potential

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another article on how the princess culture is impeding progressive feminist ideals and creating beauty-obsessed girls in society. But it is going to be about how the princess thing shapes another real life […]