| Dec 27, 2014
| 12:05 PM
ST. LOUIS It would have been a memorable era for Ferguson without the death of Michael Brown. A popular brewery, wine bar and other new restaurants and small businesses sprouted in a redeveloped historic downtown.
A community center opened, along with...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:50 AM
California's presidential primary has historically generated little excitement. But there have been a few exceptions:
Clinton vs. Obama
Scenario: California moved its primary up to February from June, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Earnest and often inspiring, "Selma" is a handsomely mounted "Eyes on the Prize" account of the defining protests of the civil rights movement. Handsomely mounted and high-minded, it's only sins are overreaching ambition and a tendency to rub the roughest...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about.
Guardians of President Lyndon B. Johnson's memory are upset that he is portrayed...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
The film that's been talked about the most among Americans during the last couple of weeks is not the one I most want to see right now.
In fact, I have no intention at all of buying a ticket, paying an online fee or purchasing outright the movie, "The...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
There are perhaps four speeches in American history that so electrified the public that they propelled their orators to the front rank of presidential politics overnight: Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address of 1860, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place.
To add to the surrealness,...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history.
The freshman senator...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:03 PM
From the tragic to the sublime, The President's Photographer: 50 Years in the Oval Office, chronicles the administrations and personalities of every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy.
The 3,000-square-foot photography exhibit runs daily through Jan....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the midterm congressional elections tomorrow, she took a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time presidential loser:...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:43 PM
As a combat pilot, Air Force Col. Jack Broughton was celebrated for bravery and tactical brilliance during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received promotions and important assignments and seemed headed to become a general.
But a high-profile court-...