Turns out the fortune cookie that came with your chop suey isn’t actually Chinese … and neither is the chop suey. So where did they come from? In this TED Talk, journalist Jennifer 8. Lee shares the origins of some of America’s favorite “Chinese” food, and takes us on a culinary tour of Chinese restaurants […]
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Jennifer 8. Lee (watch her TEDTalk) and our friends from Reddit hosted a reading in New York tonight for one of the geekiest comics on the web: Randall Munroe’s xkcd. It’s a comic that once, we’re proud to say, namechecked TED; now the strip has been compiled into a printed volume. Aside from all the […]
To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]
We missed this last week: Jennifer 8. Lee's hypothesis that Abraham Lincoln used emoticons.
During this holiday break, the conversation on TED.com has been as lively as ever. We talked about our resolutions: Cynthia Ryan writes: my resolution for 2009 is to (continue to) challenge my assumptions. Dan Dennett helps me do this, if only on his intellectual coattails. More than that, he has a way of imparting complex […]