| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
| Feb 2, 2011
Stylishly dressed couples stare back from a sepia-toned photograph on the cover of "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" (Bloomsbury, $26), by Jessica Harris. In this picture, from the 1920s, facial expressions foreshadow the same...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:29 PM
During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans.
See if you can match the quote with the person who said it.
The famous quote:
1. "Surely the day will come when color means...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:34 PM
We meet once a month for dinner at the Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, and we have a dozen members.
We've been meeting for nine years and only have one rule: You don't have to read the book to come to the meeting. Come for the camaraderie and hear...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:50 PM
We are all members of the Red Hat Society, and we don't have specific rules.
We meet at a restaurant in Schiller Park.
During February, as tribute to Black History Month, we read (and are still reading) a wonderful story called "The...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 12:24 PM
''The November Criminals:
By Sam Munson
Doubleday, 240 pages, $23.95
Those who staff the admissions offices of America’s more selective colleges and universities have the formidable obligation to appear stoically optimistic before...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is everywhere. Turn on the TV, you see Jeremy Lin. Go out to dinner, you hear people talking about Jeremy Lin. Go to sleep, dream about Jeremy Lin (whoops, I may have shared too much).
Now "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The one-man play "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne, has seen productions on Broadway, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington. In February, the play will be coming to television screens thanks to HBO, in honor of.......
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Dario J. Moore started reading the first-person accounts of slavery recorded during the Federal Writers' Project of 1936-38, he was amazed at what he learned. âNine out of 10 of those narratives celebrated being a slave. The institution was so p...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:23 AM
Daily events for families in and around the Lehigh Valley and region. In case of bad weather, call first. Oh I See Exhibit: Exhibit includes a basketball game in which the shooter uses prism glasses, a spinning wheel that makes colors appear to vanish,...