TED News in Brief: Jeopardy turns 30, Thandie Newton launches beauty blog that rejects ‘otherness’


Originally posted on TED Blog:

Ken Jennings speaks at TEXSeattleU about the experience of losing to Watson on Jeopardy.

Ken Jennings speaks at TEXSeattleU about the experience of losing to Watson on Jeopardy.

Over the past week, we’ve noticed a lot of fascinating TED-related news items. Here, some highlights:

The TV show Jeopardyturns 30 this week. And we think that’s all the excuse you need to watch Ken Jenning’s amazing TED Talk, “Watson, Jeopardy and the obsolete know-it-all.”

Thandie Newton (watch her TED Talk) has launched a new beauty blog with a mission, called ThandieKay.com. As her partner Kay Montano told the Independent, “How wild and progressive is it to use beauty as a medium to explore unifying ideas, create a community and abolish otherness?” Among the first articles on the site is a Q+A with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (watch her talk).

NPR’s Morning Edition interviewed TED Fellow Negin Farsad as her hilarious documentary The Muslims are Coming! opens…

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