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  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed

    Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed
    Celebrated poet and author Nikki Giovanni helps to expand and enrich young minds in Blacksburg, where she's a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Still, she's not exactly cloistered in her mountain-top, ivory tower. She gets around. Giovanni, who grew...
  • A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
  • City Lights: Praise for a too-short life

    City Lights: Praise for a too-short life
    Wednesday afternoon, I attended a fundraiser for the family of Austin Brashears, the Marina High School graduate who died the weekend before in a New Zealand road accident. It was held at the Hot Off the Grill restaurant in northwest Huntington Beach,...
  • The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance

    The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance
    For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal — and controversial — role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. She was in turns appalled by Vechten's...
  • National Portrait Gallery looks at American poets

    National Portrait Gallery looks at American poets
    The National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition, “Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets,” uses portraiture, biography and verse to explore the people who created a distinctive, American voice. Walt Whitman's free verse in "Leaves of Grass,"...
  • Officer kills man in Northwest Baltimore

    A Baltimore police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man just before dawn Saturday after chasing him from a 7-Eleven to a nearby block in the Langston Hughes neighborhood near Pimlico Race Course. Police received an anonymous call shortly before 6 a....
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season

    Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season
    Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
  • Woman, 32, wounded in drive-by shooting in Northwest

    A 32-year-old woman was wounded in the leg during a drive-by shooting in Northwest Baltimore on Tuesday night, according to city police. Police responded to the 4900 block of Nelson Avenue in the city's Langston Hughes neighborhood, near Langston...
  • Snap Judgment: Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs' [Updated]

     
    Thom Yorke jerks around in the video for "Lotus Flower," the first single from Radiohead's just-released eighth studio album, "The King of Limbs," like someone only just discovering that the body's job is to move. In the clip, choreographed by......