"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
An important and poetic TED Talk.  Especially now!
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.

Mira Sorvino presents Robin Williams with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting at the 70th Academy Awards (1998).

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
— Mark Twain

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Nothing like a dramatic reading—especially when they’re song lyrics.

Actress Nina Millin performs Beyonce the only way she knows how: in dramatic monologue form. Directed by Sara Schaefer, Director of Photography: Scott Moran.

A real star of the stage has died—let’s remember her via her biting wit.

From TED Talks comes this great—short (10:00)—little speech:

"Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful."