Baratunde Thurston is the author of the book How to Be Black, former digital director of The Onion, and founder of baratunde.com
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, James Adomian and Sara Schaefer to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.
How hard are interracial friendships in 2013? How important is having friends from across the color divide to solving racial issues? Baratunde Thurston, CEO of Cultivated Wit and author of How to Be Black; and Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends are Black preview their event this week with Soledad O'Brien, discussing race, identity, and the persistent color line.
President Bill Clinton took the audience, the viewing public and the Republicans to school.
Cory Booker and Deval Patrick moved the crowd in exceptional ways, ways that worried me. Would there be enough inspiring-black-man sauce left for President Obama Thursday night?
WNYC Special Correspondent Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black, gives us an update of the events in Charlotte.
The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is like a music festival just with more American flags and slightly less beer.
Most notably, Republican men love khakis.
Last night I attended the BuzzFeed party at the Florida Aquarium. Yes, there were mermaids, but more importantly, there were penguins!
Spotted at the Huffington Post Oasis Lounge just outside the security perimeter. In this aromatically-tuned area, members of the media can indulge in Kale-Ginger Smoothies, healthy meals prepared in a bag and the latest in pun-based body products. Thanks, Arianna!
I even shook Rep. Peter King's (D-NY) hand. The entire time we were in physical contact, I made sure to face Mecca.
Grover Norquist and I will be performing with several members of the Republican Party Tuesday night at the Tampa Improv this week, so I sat down to interview him.
Conventions, like sporting events and tax breaks are supposed to generate business.
Baratunde Thurston, the former director of digital at The Onion, talks about humor, politics, and his book How to Be Black, part memoir and part guidebook. He tells stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, his hippie mother, his drug-abusing father who was murdered, and his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Baratunde Thurston is participating in "Tell Your Friends!" with Janeane Garofalo and others at the Cornelia Street Café on August 19 at 8:30.
Join political reporter Anna Sale as she hosts our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country. Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston will share the stage with Anna as will a stellar cast of contributors to It's a Free Country, including WNYC's Brian Lehrer.
February is Black History Month, and comedian Baratunde Thurston wants you to know that it's the perfect time to buy his new book, "How to Be Black." "The odds are high that you acquired this book during the nationally sanctioned season for purchasing black cultural objects, also known as Black History Month," he writes. "If you're like most people, you buy one piece of black culture per year during this month, and I'm banking on this book jumping out at you from the bookshelf or screen." Baratunde Thurston joins Celeste Headlee to discuss his new book: part-memoir, part-satire, part-political commentary.