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Cool Jobs: Paul McCartney's Drummer Edition!

Christian Josi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

At 42, the guy has seen and done seemingly everything there is to see and do in the world of music. Hailing from a family of legendary music industry figures, the Los Angeles-born Abe Laboriel, Jr. has pretty much been at it from day one.

Fifty Years Later: The Black Church Since 1963

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.

Free Joints In Denver!

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Pot activists arguing that the proposed taxes on recreational marijuana in Colorado are too high announced that they will be formally launching their ...

"The Ultimate Life" Is the Latest Directorial Effort By Michael Landon, Jr.

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Remembering The Power Of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words

Clayborne Carson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Clayborne Carson

Dr. King used his remarkable oratorical skills to inspire listeners to believe that their struggles to free themselves from oppression were historically, globally, and morally significant.

With Dr. King's Dream for Jobs Deferred, Economic Justice Is Denied

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

President Obama has rightly been pointing out that growing income inequality endangers democracy as much as lingering racism. The 1963 march was organized as a march for jobs and justice; the goals were, and remain, inseparable.

Time for a New Dream?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If America is free of racism but rife with bullying, sexual violence, workforce abuse and a meanness and edginess that is palpable in all corners, can we be proud of that America?

The Butler's Whitaker/Winfrey, Next Chapter of Bogart/Bacall? Holding Back the Tears

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.

Jobs: How Does the First Steve Jobs Biopic Play Compared to the Real Thing?

William Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.

Boy Wonder -- Guy Wood Jr., Harlems' New Face

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Travyon Martin. The name has a ring to it. Besides being famous as the center of the most talked about case in recent American news, his tragic death ...

Hearthrobs and Heart Breakers: John Gallagher, Jr. in Short Term 12, The Cheshire Murders on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Mason, as played by The Newsroom's John Gallagher, Jr. does not scream sexy when we first see him in the new film Short Term 12. Recounting an inciden...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

Stevenson Students and Teachers Lead Way for Suffrage at 17

Shawn Healy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Conneen found an interested partner in "Suffrage at 17" who had long championed populist causes, and both parties filed this conversation in their collective memories. They were reunited at Stevenson as students wrote their own history of how a bill becomes law.

James Otis, Jr., General Warrants, And NSA Spying

Radley Balko | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Today is a day when we Americans reflect on the people and principles that led to our founding. I'd like to write a bit about one of my favorite found...

Morton Downey Jr.'s American Tragedy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In his time, the late '80s, Morton Downey, Jr. was the hottest voice on television, loud and abrasive. For nearly two years, he brow beat and brawled ...

Republicans' Inability to Understand Their Basic Flaws

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do Republicans care? I would give most of them the benefit of the doubt, they probably do care in a cosmic sense. Will they do anything about it? No.

Jerry Brown Encounters Interesting Times

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is certainly having an interesting time of it lately as California's stabilization continues. Mostly quite good. But hardly all.

WATCH: Angry Mama Llama Gets Spitting Mad

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weird News

If there are worse ways to spend a day than getting spit on by angry llamas, animal trapper Ernie Brown Jr. has yet to find one. Brown, who is bett...

The Fantasticks, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

It's easy to see why The Fantasticks is the longest running production in the history of American theatre. It's equally easy to see why this is such a splendid production.

Street Artist JR : "Inside Out" Closes on Broadway

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In a New York minute, the Curtain Opens and Closes on "Inside Out" The daily snaking lines of now famous fans occupying a slice of the Times Square f...

15 Best Cities For Street Art

The Huffington Post | Leigh Silver | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts

A spray-painted image or unnamed sculpture are the modern street artist's ghostly footprints on the world at large. We can thank figures like the ...

Artsy Goes Inside JR's New York Studio

Marina Cashdan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

JR's art is omnipresent. Whether on the façade of a building, the back of a truck, or, currently, the streets of Times Square, the world is quite literally his gallery. But where is he?

Why "Iron Man 3" Didn't Impress Me

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

What's the Meaning of Iron Man 3? (Warning: Big Spoilers)

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

So, what is the message of Iron Man 3? That's a question with a multi-faceted answer. Even if it only refers to the political message. Be advised that there are major spoilers ahead, so proceed, or not, on your own hook.

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s 'Bipolar Disorder' Should Be Evaluated by Prosecutors

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

The latest news on the Jesse Jackson Jr. front is that the former Illinois Congressman's attorneys may attempt to bar federal prosecutors from having their own medical experts evaluate Jackson.