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  • Justin Chang's Top 10 Films of 2014

    Assembling a year-end top-10 list has always been a personal, even self-indulgent, ritual, a way of disguising a whimsical ranking of favorites as a carefully curated declaration of personal taste. At the risk of making things even more solipsistic than usual, let me begin by noting that the fraught relationship between artists and critics provided 2014 with one of its most compelling movie themes, with critics themselves -- food critics, art critics, theater critics and, yes, film critics -- figuring among the year's most favored characters. And by favored, of course, I mean mocked, loathed and misunderstood at every turn.
  • U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

    When director Ava DuVernay wasshooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she wasnervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black votingrights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans. She needn't have worried. "Selma," the first U....

    Coral Springs to push forward with new City Hall, possibly cut costs later

    Coral Springs to push forward with new City Hall, possibly cut costs later
    Coral Springs will get a new City Hall in the future downtown after all, officials decided Wednesday night. But the squabbling isn't nearly over. Still up for discussion in the coming months is whether the $28 million price-tag can be trimmed by...

    Weaver Team Sending Its Own Message

    Weaver Team Sending Its Own Message
    The message, Weaver basketball coach Reggie Hatchett insisted, was not some knee-jerk reaction or copycat demonstration. The message his team wanted to send before its season opener against Bulkeley wasn't, "We hate cops" or "We hate white people" or...

    African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities

    African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities
    Over the past several months, I have seen the brittle relationship between the African-American community and law enforcement further deteriorate. As an Afro-Latino and a former law-enforcement officer, I stand watch from a peculiar place in that I...