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  • Crist won't run for U.S. Senate next year

    Crist won't run for U.S. Senate next year
    Count out Charlie Crist — at least in 2016. In a Facebook post late Monday afternoon, the Republican-turned-independent-turned Democrat said he wouldn't be a candidate next year. His statement ends speculation that he'd seek the Democratic...
  • Paramount takes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara film 'Captive'

    Paramount takes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara film 'Captive'
    Paramount Pictures is back in the David Oyelowo business. The studio announced Monday that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "Captive," a true-crime thriller starring Oyelowo and Kate Mara. The film will hit theaters Sept. 18. Oyelowo,...
  • SXSW 2015: After Scientology documentary, Alex Gibney aims at Steve Jobs

    SXSW 2015: After Scientology documentary, Alex Gibney aims at Steve Jobs
    Just a few minutes into Alex Gibney's new documentary about Steve Jobs, it becomes glaringly obvious that the filmmaker may not be the biggest fan of his subject. After showing numerous Apple users mourning Jobs' death in 2011, Gibney admits he was...
  • The God Squad: Friendships can break down walls in this era of terrorism

    Q: When I was young, I remember saying prayers after Mass each Sunday for the "conversion of Russia." I don't think every parish did this, but there must have been enough of us, since as the godless Soviet Union is now dissolved and religion is once again...
  • Avon Student Uses Video To Promote Community Service

    Avon Student Uses Video To Promote Community Service
    AVON — Volunteering is important for Madeline Goldberg, but she says encouraging others to do the same is just as much of a priority for her. Goldberg, of Avon, is a junior at Miss Porter's School in Farmington. As a leader of the school's...
  • 8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines

    8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines
    The offenses are numerous and well documented: A Yale fraternity chants, "No means yes, yes means anal," on campus. Partygoers at an Arizona fraternity dress as racial stereotypes to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Michigan fraternity and sorority...
  • '1971' recalls burglary that birthed America's 'big brother'

    "1971" is an appropriately matter-of-fact title for a decidedly low-key documentary. But don't mistake a lack of flash for an absence of substance. The story told here couldn't be more significant or more timely. As directed by Johanna Hamilton (who co-...
  • The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist

    The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist
    The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, has died in Chicago. She was 90. Barrow was a field organizer for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched on Washington and Selma in...
  • Review: 'A City Called Heaven' by Robert Marovich

    Review: 'A City Called Heaven' by Robert Marovich
    Chicago gospel had an unexpected moment this Grammy season when, late into the awards telecast, Beyonce and an all-male choir reprised "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," a song Mahalia Jackson recorded in 1956, the lyrics of which were written by Thomas...
  • Mayo: Deerfield race blowup a shame

    Mayo: Deerfield race blowup a shame
    Can we all get along? As I read about the latest craziness emanating from Deerfield Beach, I keep thinking of Rodney King's plaintive plea for racial harmony. The white mayor, Jean Robb, is boycotting a Black History Month event because one of the award...
  • Friendships can defeat terrorism

    Q: When I was young, I remember saying prayers after mass each Sunday for the "conversion of Russia." I don't think every parish did this, but there must have been enough of us, as the Godless Soviet Union is now dissolved and religion is once again...