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  • New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present

    New exhibit at Lewis Museum chronicles black history from 1600s to present
    Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business. On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William...
  • California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables

    California's poet laureate likes to turn the tables
    When the poet laureate of California is invited to receptions and his hosts ask if there's anything special he'd like to eat, Juan Felipe Herrera likes to give an irreverent answer: "How about some cilantro?" Cilantro, an herb used in making guacamole...
  • Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing

    Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing
    Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Comedian known for eccentricity, controversy coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    A comedian and actor best known for his eccentricity and for controversies will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Russell Brand, the British funny man who was fired by MTV after he dressed as Osama bin......
  • ‘Trance’: See Danny Boyle’s new thriller early, free in Anaheim

     
    “Trance,” the latest film from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), doesn't open in theaters until April 5, but Hero ......
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film¬†Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,¬†which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
  • Forgetting Black History

     
    With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...
  • Why We Still Need Black History Month

     
    A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...