| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Director Michael Bassett loves to blow stuff up. That's why Cinemax's "Strike Back" was the perfect choice for his first TV directing gig.
"I blow up an ambulance and it's one of the biggest indoor explosions I've ever seen," Bassett told me at San Diego...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Not so long ago, a dilapidated house stood on the corner of Jenifer Avenue and 30th Street in Baltimore's Montebello community, a magnet for drug users and dealers. But now the house has been torn down, and a mural is planned that will fill the space...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Atrocity in Cambodia. Devastation in New Orleans. Revolution in the Middle East. The Chicago office of Human Rights Watch recently started a book club to get people to engage in discussion about places and countries such as these where the international...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Police arrested a man wanted in connection with multiple shootings and an arson on Labor Day weekend.
Boone County deputies arrested 49-year-old Balagoon Sankofa aka Harold Bishop aka Zimbabwe Sancoffe Wednesday after a farmer called police about a...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:37 AM
When Jekesai, the young African woman at the core of the intense and deeply affecting new play by Danai Gurira, first arrives at the home of Chilford, the catechist who'll change her life, she sniffs his floor. In this part of southern Africa, the part...
| Apr 8, 2011
Mike Campbell, the white Zimbabwean farmer who won a landmark case in southern Africa's highest court challenging the seizure of his farm by President Robert Mugabe's government, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Campbell, whose family said he died of...
| May 24, 2012
The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, civil rights leader and mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Munyaradzi Gwisai was sentenced to pay $500 and serve 420 hours of community service when a Zimbabwe court handed down its decision Wednesday. So were five other Zimbabwean activists. What landed them in court? Watching a video of the Arab Spring...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Zimbabwe officials brushed off reports that President Robert Mugabe was gravely ill on Tuesday, as a lengthy trip to Singapore stirred up rumors that he was fighting off death abroad....
| Sep 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Major blunder: A New York man is being sued by his partner for losing a $1.35-million Corot painting, pictured at right, during a bender. (New York Daily News) -- Artistic censorship: The government of Zimbabwe has banned the works......
| Jan 26, 2011
| 9:35 PM
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Poachers are using aircraft to hunt and kill rhinoceros, Zimbabwe's wildlife chief said Tuesday, as demand in Asia for their horns' supposed medicinal benefits grows. Seven endangered rhinos were killed in southern Zimbabwe from early...