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  • Actress takes a second turn, with new inspiration, at playing Mrs. King

    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...
  • 'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s

    'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s
    The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago. But the movie...
  • Lone Star State dominance returns to Capitol Hill

    For the 114th Congress, convening Tuesday, Kentucky is the home state of the Senate majority leader; the speaker of the House is from Ohio, and the Senate and House minority leaders hail from Nevada and California, respectively. Yet, a look at key...
  • David Oyelowo tackles King role in 'Selma'

    In the emotionally potent historical drama "Selma," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a dangerous crusade to secure equal voting rights for black Americans. Oscar watchers expect the film to have as much impact as last year's best picture winner,...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Once again Hollywood takes history into its own hands

    WASHINGTON The other day while suffering through the previews of coming attractions before the main feature I had come to see at the local multiplex, I was treated to another example of historic revisionism, Hollywood style. One of the previews was for...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • George H. Beatty, security officer

    George H. Beatty, security officer
    George H. Beatty, a retired Sheppard Pratt Health System security officer who enjoyed performing in musicals, died Thursday at his Timonium home of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was 65. The son of Felix "Snooks" Beatty, a...
  • 'Selma' distorts LBJ-MLK partnership, expert says

    The run by "Selma" for major film prizes just got complicated. You know that's the case when a movie controversy plays out on CBS' "Face the Nation." The drama about the 1965 civil rights marches opens nationally Friday. "Selma" is nominated for four...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • Adviser recounts JFK recollections

    Adviser recounts JFK recollections
    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton. Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....