| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:41 PM
ISAAC turned its back on a crowd of dignitaries Monday, its bristly "head" facing the laboratory's opposite wall.
Then — with its head held absolutely still — its sleek, articulated, bowed body began to waggle slowly back and forth, back and...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Jawana Jackson scrunched her eyebrows, momentarily puzzled as she stared at a bedroom bureau.
"I really thought the pajamas were in one of these drawers," she said in the tone of an aunt concerned that her visiting nephew might go without proper...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 3:10 PM
She was often described as “Aurora’s Matriarch.” And those who knew her well tell me even today, more than four years after Marie Wilkinson’s death at age 101, she is as missed as she was loved.
“Not a day goes by I don&...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Residents, community and economic leaders, elected officials and business owners filled a theater on Fort Eustis on Tuesday to tell the Army of the devastating impact losing half of the soldiers on base would have for the region.
"This base is so...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Vera Booker recalls Bloody Sunday like it happened this week. A 29-year-old-nurse in 1965, Booker was relishing some rare time off that fraught March weekend. Then the call came.
Black protesters had been beaten up by a white police force at Selma's...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:35 AM
Carmen Ejogo has twice walked many (movie) miles in Coretta Scott King's stylish shoes. But the initial time she portrayed the first lady of civil rights she had not met her beforehand.
That was when she starred opposite Jeffrey Wright in HBO's 2001...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:25 AM
"Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences.
But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Every year, fellow Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and I conduct a reader contest related to our "Songs of Good Cheer" Christmas-themed singalong programs at the Old Town School of Folk Music — stories, parodies, trivia, something related to the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Midway through Lee Daniels' "The Butler," 2013's true-story portrait of a black man who worked at the White House under eight presidents, the character played by David Oyelowo is in a room with an actor in the role of Martin Luther King Jr.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
You can scan any director's resume at your peril, because their work is on the screen, and in the right circumstances, as with director Ava DuVernay's fine, full and confident "Selma," the work speaks for itself.
DuVernay's previous films include the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Normally a lottery means a big financial payout to one lucky winner, but that’s not quite how it played out last week at Fringe.
The lottery held at the Orlando Shakespeare Center had a very long list of winners – quite a few, in fact...