| Apr 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
In the weeks after a 17-year-old black boy was found dead in a gated Sanford neighborhood, outraged blacks took to the streets, insisting police arrest the Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman.
The chorus thundered: Justice for Trayvon! I am Trayvon! We...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the longtime president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been recognized as one of the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly.
"Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson."
The crowd cheered...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:05 PM
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend.
Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I...
| Feb 28, 2013
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Many thrillers contain eerie, mysterious figures and a villain waiting for just the right time to strike. Not many thrillers grant attention to the unnerving crackle of an eggshell or, gulp, a young girl’s orgasmic fantasy about...
| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
No matter what happens in the economy or in the arts, new waves of young musicians keep pursuing the elusive art of jazz.
Especially in Chicago, where uncounted programs in universities, high schools and elsewhere stoke interest in a music that...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Jan 08 (TheWrap.com) - Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has already been the subject of criticism for its bloody violence and frequent use of the N-word, but now action figures from the film are causing the next wave of outrage.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery.
Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Tonight is a tribute to Michael Jackson's "Bad" and the show starts with pros and the troupe performing to two of the album's "monster hits" — "Smooth Criminal" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." I wish we were getting a "Thriller? tribute instead of a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Iron Mike is taking it on the road. Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion, will bring his Broadway solo show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., for a three-night stand from Feb. 15-17.