| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:27 AM
You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture.
Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A plea for about a dozen people who know who they are:
Will you see "12 Years a Slave" now?
It just won the Oscar for Best Picture. It just came out on DVD. Please see it. I'll even spring for the popcorn.
You see, I keep encountering folks, mostly...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Actress Stacey Dash has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Thursday.
“Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," said Bill Shine,...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Jet magazine, the weekly African American publication famous for chronicling the civil rights movement, is ending its regular print edition after more than six decades.
The magazine will continue as a weekly digital magazine app after its print...
| Jul 19, 2014
Derek Jeter's impending retirement from Major League Baseball after 20 years, marked by emotional tributes during the All Star Game last week, is not the only reason this New York Yankees fan has been unsettled by the passage of time.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Five years after workers were accused of digging up and dumping hundreds of bodies in a scheme to resell burial plots, Burr Oak Cemetery is trying to overcome the scandal and reassume its place in preserving Chicago's African-American history.
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:29 PM
One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The boys, some the age of Little Leaguers, the others just a few years older, were sleeping one night long ago about 1 a.m.
They were all cousins, or brothers, and some slept two to a bed. They came from Chicago and from Summit, and were visiting family...