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The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Revelations with Los Lonely Boys; Igniting Fire & the Romance

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2004, Los Lonely Boys broke through the mainstream faster than a vintage Rickey Henderson on roller skates in an ice storm with their inspiring son...

Take Me to Your Leader: All the Way on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Are you ready for your history lesson," asked the usher at a recent performance of All the Way at the Neil Simon Theater. Please! All the Way is way ...

Murdering Swans

Karl Grossman | Posted 03.25.2014 | New York
Karl Grossman

What's with the plan of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to slaughter all 2,200 mute swans -- those beautiful, elegant, graceful birds -- in the state?

Accused Murderer Seeks To Avoid Trial

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easil...

Kitsch, Cons and Cameras: Rescuing Paris' Panthéon

Frank Browning | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Now JR's gargantuan black and white snapshots, not unlike those in your high school yearbook, will "prove" that any French person can participate in the Republican restoration of France's temple of great (wo)men.

Jewish War Veteran's Uncommon Valor in Life Is More Important Than His Valor in Death

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Drizin

I was excited to read that on March 18, 2014, President Obama will award 24 war veterans the Medal of Honor, the country's highest commendation for gallantry.

Marveling: With Resistance Quite Evidently Futile, What Might Marvel's Cinematic Universe Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.

JR Ewing's Back On 'Dallas' ... Kind Of

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

PARKER, Texas (AP) — J.R. Ewing is gone, but his presence still looms large on "Dallas" — along with the influence of the actor who made the conni...

Armored Car Guard Gets Life For Killing Partner And Stealing Millions

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former armored car guard was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 10 to 20 years for killing his partner and robbing their t...

These Incredible Abs Belong To A Man Who's How Old?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

Do you see those abs? No, seriously -- do you see those abs? They belong to one Sam "Sonny" Bryant, Jr., and should put to shame most men in their 40s...

Black History Month Musings: on Langston Hughes and the 'Best New Poets'

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.12.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

African American poets gave a glimpse into what W.E.B. Dubois famously identified as 'The Souls of Black Folks.' Our students honored their poetic forbears which was also a manifesto about the importance of poetry in young people's lives.

Henry Louis Gates' Acclaimed PBS Docu-Series Heads To DVD

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tirdad Derakhshani | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

The 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States symbolized for some Americans an end to the 500-year history of subjugati...

Record Prices for Norman Rockwell is Tip of the Illustration Art Market

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Out-of-town guests and people who just went in for a drink called the hotel management to complain, local newspapers and bloggers all voiced their dis...

Josh Groban's Master Class on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For the 18th edition of YoungArts on HBO, Josh Groban, the youngest ever to give such a class, challenges three YoungArts alumni to write a song in tw...

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

You Are Now Entering a Hug Free Zone

Kipp Friedman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

You Are Now Entering a Hug Free Zone There are many things that I can think of where President Richard Nixon and I strongly disagree: his broadening ...

Good News: PUC Says No to Big Island Biofuels Project

Richard Ha | Posted 03.02.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

In this case, a grassroots group of folks came together spontaneously to advocate for low-cost electricity on behalf of the rubbah slippah folks on the Big Island. We called ourselves the Big Island Community Coalition (BICC).

Jerry Brown's Thankful Holiday Season

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Not only is he massively favored for the re-election campaign for an historic fourth term as governor of California, which he, in his inimitable fashion, has not yet announced, he is even being touted for president.

Guccione, Jr. Helps BMI Celebrate a Diverse 75 Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

What is the essence of American music, and can it be captured in one book? That's the question facing publishing legend Bob Guccione, Jr. and one he's in the midst of answering.

To Redeem the Soul of the Black Church

Reverend Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Reverend Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Ph. D.

Where is the public voice of the black church -- the church that provided stops along the Underground Railroad, founded several black colleges and shaped the faith of a young Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer and so many others?

The States Where Boys Are More Likely To Be Named After Their Fathers

Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 11/11/2013 08:53 AM EST on LiveScience Dale Earnhardt Jr., was one. So was Martin Luther King Jr. And who could ...

Bob Guccione in Filthy Gorgeous

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione died on October 10, 2010, the obituaries dwelled on him as pornographer. That got the attention of filmmaker, Ba...

Henry Louis Gates' 'African Americans' Debuts

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

Last night marked the premiere of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s original PBS documentary "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross." The introspecti...

Five Centuries Of African American History

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Lou...