| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:43 AM
Gloria Steinem, Nick Cannon and Holly Hunter were among the readers. Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou were among the poets they read.
The 13th annual "Poetry & and the Creative Mind" benefit was held Wednesday night at Alice Tully Hall in...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 12:05 PM
One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:19 PM
The $10,000 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which recognize books that make important contributions to the understanding of racism and cultural diversity, have named Marlon James as this year's fiction winner for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings."...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:05 PM
The words are sung in English and it's pretty gritty English at that. The setting is a dusty crowded New York City tenement and the characters are struggling inner city residents.
"La Traviata" it's not.
What "Street Scene" is, is thrilling, with cool...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:50 AM
When Jews gather to celebrate the Passover Seder on April 3, they will celebrate one of the oldest traditions in the western world. Family and friends will gather to tell stories, sing songs, eat ritual foods and read from the Haggadah, a book that has...
| Mar 11, 2015
Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma."
Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House:
It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes.
Now, I have to imagine...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
This is a transcript of President Obama's remarks as delivered on the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday' march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
Audience: We love you, President Obama!
The President: Well, you know I love you back. ...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Thirty-nine people were displaced after a rowhouse fire in Northwest Baltimore spread to eight other homes on the block Thursday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire was reported about 3 p.m. It started in a two-story home on the end of...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:15 AM
Chicago boasts its share of fine Americana artists. Among them is Jodee Lewis, a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice.
Lewis played the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday night, a performance that served as a celebration...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...