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  • L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more

    L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more
    It's a good week for world premieres with Rajiv Joseph’s fantastical new drama "Mr. Wolf," a musical adaptation of┬áJane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and the tune-filled┬ásatire "Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S." All About Murder Interactive...
  • Was 1965 music's greatest year ever?

    Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded America. Next year, 50th-anniversary journalism will see to it that the miniskirt and "Star Trek"...
  • University Greek houses often segregated

    University Greek houses often segregated
    If 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour in America, as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed about churches, then the next most segregated might be 11 p.m. Saturday on college campuses when the Greeks start partying. Fraternity and...
  • Tinker Field's grandstands get final farewell

    Tinker Field's grandstands get final farewell
    Ray Crump remembers first arriving at Tinker Field in 1955 as a 17-year-old kid assisting the then-Washington Senators during spring training. And during his 33-year career as the Minnesota Twins' equipment manager, he would spend most springs calling...
  • Black college seeks to recapture social justice voice

    More than half a century ago, a small Baptist seminary in Middle Tennessee was a fertile seedbed of social justice that produced several giants of the civil rights movement. But American Baptist College, formerly American Baptist Theological Seminary,...
  • Keeping the dream alive

    A number of Aurora youngsters received inspiration Saturday, thanks to a visit from Naomi King, sister-in-law of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who met them at a special luncheon held at Two Brothers Brewing Company in Aurora. King, who is currently on...
  • 'Lincoln never dies' - finding his resonance 150 years later

    In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company. Five mornings a week, Needles signs in at the National Archives, often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt,...
  • 1963 sit-in at the Federal Building

     
    Aug. 28, 1963: Demonstrators during sit-in at the Federal Building in Los Angeles....
  • It takes a mall

    In the early 1960s, the Evergreen Park Plaza at 95th Street and Western Avenue claimed the title as the first enclosed shopping center in America. So when the blizzard of 1967 clobbered the Chicago area, the Plaza stayed open as an act of pride and...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: When a person's words become someone else's

    The Whiteboard Jungle: When a person's words become someone else's
    "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screenwriters James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck wrote this famous line for the John Ford-directed 1962 film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence," starring John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. Such a...
  • Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73

    Sarah Brady, gun control advocate and widow of James Brady, dies at 73
    After the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, nearly everyone knew that White House spokesman James Brady had been shot in the head and partially paralyzed in the attack by a mentally deranged assailant, John W. Hinckley Jr. But...