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  • From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history

     From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history
    Jawana Jackson scrunched her eyebrows, momentarily puzzled as she stared at a bedroom bureau. "I really thought the pajamas were in one of these drawers," she said in the tone of an aunt concerned that her visiting nephew might go without proper...
  • 'Elephant Man' to close a day early so Bradley Cooper can attend Oscars

    "The Elephant Man" on Broadway will close one day earlier than previously announced so that star Bradley Cooper can attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Cooper has received two Oscar nominations for his work on "American Sniper," which...
  • Beliefs can't trump federal law

    Beliefs can't trump federal law
    If Amanda Hollman believes in the supremacy of the law, she — and others who defend a proprietor's right to deny service on the basis of personal belief — should simply read the appropriate federal public accommodation statutes. One cannot...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with...
  • Comic book is Rep. John Lewis' civil rights-era teaching tool

    WASHINGTON "March: Book Two," the second installment of the comic book version of Rep. John Lewis' odyssey during the civil rights movement, takes readers inside the days when he and his fellow nonviolent protesters faced a rising wave of violent attacks....
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Song in movie 'Selma' diminishes King's legacy

    Song in movie 'Selma' diminishes King's legacy
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s accomplishments rank at or near the top of all American achievements in the last 100 years. His memory should be celebrated and his guidance followed, not just on his birthday but throughout every year. "Selma" was a powerful...
  • Girls basketball: Gabrielle Rush sets Hinsdale Central scoring record

    Girls basketball: Gabrielle Rush sets Hinsdale Central scoring record
    Gabrielle Rush became the all-time leading scorer in Hinsdale Central girls basketball history Monday and the Princeton-bound guard didn’t even need one of her 30-point games to set the record. With her 12th point during a 59-40 loss to Rockford...
  • Rekha Basu: Nation's voting rights laws headed in wrong direction

    One of the most painful scenes in Ava DuVernay's film, "Selma," about Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in Selma, Ala., shows nurse Annie Lee Cooper, played by Oprah Winfrey, being turned away from registering to vote because she can't name the...
  • 'Driving the King' explores civil rights movement circa 1955

    Driving the King. By Ravi Howard. HarperCollins. 336 pages. $25.99. Birmingham, Ala., November 1945: One of Alabama's favorite sons, rising music star Nat King Cole, returns for a rare hometown performance. Well, not everyone's favorite, as it turns...
  • Box office top 20: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' hits $107 million over holiday weekend

    The record wide-release opening of "American Sniper" was even bigger than estimated. Clint Eastwood's war drama took in $107 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The result is the biggest January weekend ever and easily the...