| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:35 AM
"Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.
Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if...
| Aug 1, 2014
In 1965, a young Patrick Buchanan corralled a washed-up Richard Nixon at a Republican gathering just outside St. Louis to say he wanted to work on what he felt certain would be Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign.
Buchanan was a conservative editorial...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
| Jul 27, 2014
As a social epidemiologist, Steven Whitman documented differences in medical care based on race and income and used his findings to push for changes in public policy.
"He had a passion for social justice and fairness, and that drove him in his life...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Hoy en la Historia
30 de agosto de 2003: Primer juego en Rentschler Field
El 30 de agosto de 2003, los Huskies de Connecticut tomaron el terreno para patear el balompié del primero juegos en Rentschler. UConn derrotó a Indiana 34-10. — 30 de...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production.
Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids.
"I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:46 PM
HARTFORD — In short, rhyming bursts, Chris Brown summed up the feelings Monday of dozens who spoke about a proposed minor league stadium in Hartford.
"In a startling announcement on the sunny fourth of June, from left field came a stadium surprise...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...