| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:45 PM
It turns out that Democrats may not be the biggest stumbling block facing Rep. Dave Camp's ambitious proposal to simplify the tax code and reduce rates.
Many of Camp's Republican colleagues, convinced that their party is poised to make big gains in...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:02 AM
" 'Occupy' is a big word, and, of course, when you say that to people it elicits a very specific thing," says Vincent Thomas.
The dancer, choreographer and associate professor in Towson University's dance department sits in a North Baltimore coffee shop...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Pete Seeger's death at 94 leaves a huge hole in America's moral conscience. The folk singer was a fixture in music, politics and American life for the latter half of the 20th century, and he continued performing and speaking in public -- including at...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
China: The Whole...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers.
Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
"They left the sneaker in the fence!" said Michael Kilday, his eyes watering at the memory. "They left the sneaker in the fence!"
"They" were the hundreds of heavily armed cops and, later, National Guardsmen, whom Governor Ronald Reagan ordered to...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The New York Police Department has learned the hard way that Twitter is a two-edged sword with a point that has deeply embedded itself into the department's self-image.
The department this week decided to stick a virtual toe into the 21st century by...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution?
This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...