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  • Remembering Jackie Kennedy on her 85th birthday

    "Some may believe that there is such a thing as 'The Kennedy Curse.' ... There is no doubt, however, that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis could rightfully be called 'the Kennedy Blessing,' states author Tina Santi Flaherty in her recent book, "What Jackie...
  • Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash

    Edgewater High Class of '64 planning big reunion bash
    In so many ways, George Stuart noted, 1964 was a monumental year. The Beatles delivered the British invasion to America. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Locally, an entertainment giant named Walt Disney made the decision...
  • Paul Greenberg: Can we do this again

    It's the highlight of my year: a visit to Governor's School at Hendrix College in Conway, which brings together promising young people from every corner of the state during the summer between their junior and senior years in high school. It's something...
  • Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America

    Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska...
  • Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America [Commentary]

    Paul Ryan breaks the silence surrounding poverty in America [Commentary]
    Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska ...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
  • Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?
    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the Old World's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...
  • Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places

    Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places
    "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." — President Lyndon Baines Johnson, signing the...
  • Ray Rice TMZ video shows the enduring power of the image

    Ray Rice TMZ video shows the enduring power of the image
    For all the revolutionary technological change rocking media these days, the TMZ video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator is a stark reminder of the enduring and awesome power of the image. The two punches Rice delivers to his then...
  • Bradley Cooper in 'The Elephant Man': A dream role for a heartthrob

    It has become something of a theater tradition to cast a good-looking young man in the role of John Merrick, the horribly deformed protagonist of "The Elephant Man." The role, which requires the actor to be shirtless for a good period of time, is a...
  • L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...