Aldis Hodge Is As Nice Looking As He Is Smart

When I interviewed Aldis Hodge at the White House last week I’m-a gonna be honest, I knew not nare nothing about him and even less about Underground, a new WGN series about slavery and the Underground Railroad that stars him and one of my favorite actresses, Jurnee Smollett-Bell. But I was willing to learn. Especially when the teacher was handsome as all get out!

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LISTEN: Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West Aren’t Friends Anymore

On Sunday I interviewed scholar Michael Eric Dyson about a new article he wrote for The New Republic, assailing Prof. Cornel West for his past personal attacks on President Obama, as well as Dyson and several of their contemporaries. Dyson, who considered West to be both a friend and his mentor, spoke to me about incidents that lead to their falling out, driving Dyson to write the 10,000+ word story in TNR.

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