Entertainment (6)

  • If I should have a daughter…

    By: Sarah Kay

    Duration: 18:25

    Entertainment

    Ted Brief : "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."

  • Embracing otherness, embracing myself

    By: Thandie Newton

    Duration: 13:15

    Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief :Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

  • How books can open your mind

    By: Lisa Bu

    Duration: 6:16

    Creativity, Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief : What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.

  • My Journey to yo-yo mastery

    By: Black

    Duration: 10:28

    Entertainment

    Ted Brief : Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.

  • Why we do what we do

    By: Tony Robbins

    Duration: 21.42

    Business, Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief: Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

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