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March 7, 2012

Meet Derrick Bell

BuzzFeed earlier today posted video of a young Barack Obama speaking at a 1991 rally backing Professor Derrick Bell's call for diversity on Harvard Law School's tenured faculty, and has promised more video on the theme. Here's an introduction to Bell, a controversial academic figure who argued that questions or race and power should be central to the law. His criticism at times extended to other African-American academics, and remarked controversially at one point that "the ends of diversity are not served by persons who look black and think white." Here are five videos of Bell, who died last October.

A Tech Documentary You'll Actually Want to Watch

After fathering triplets by in vitro fertilization, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider started wondering: What does it mean to be human? So, naturally, he wrote a letter to Ted Kaczynski. This is going to be good.

Vinyl Record That Looks Like A Pizza

An '80s band called Wankers had the all-time best idea for its vinyl album art. With tracks like "Pizza Boy Massacre" and "Too Skinny For Love", this 1988 release was clearly seminal in the pizzawave genre.

Steve Jobs Spotted At A Bar In Pittsburgh?

Twitter user Andrew Spielberg had a possible Steve Jobs sighting at a bar in Pittsburgh. Do you believe?

The Never-Changing iPad Proposition

The new iPad is still just an iPad. And for now, at least, that's the point.

Archie Comics Pay Homage To Joss Whedon

First KISS, then gay marriage, and now Whedon? Archie is really hitting it out of the pop culture park these days.

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