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  • '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...
  • A festival fit for a King

    • MLK CELEBRATION: "TAKE ME TO THE KING." The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Gospel Music Festival will be held in Newport News on Saturday, honoring the life and legacy of the legendary Civil Rights leader. At 3 p.m., there will be a gospel...
  • King settlement may indicate thaw in Peace Prize talks

    ATLANTA In what may be a sign that the King siblings might be close to a settlement regarding the ownership and potential sale of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, the King Estate on Thursday dismissed a 2013 lawsuit against the King Center...
  • Free tuition, blasphemy and Obama: Letters

    Free tuition, blasphemy and Obama: Letters
    Work for 'free' tuition I disagree with Bill Thompson's letter to the editor on Wednesday supporting free tuition. As I read his letter, I thought of the quote attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen, "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you'...
  • 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...