| Jan 18, 2015
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, ArtsQuest is offering youth ages 17 and younger the opportunity to see the Oscar-nominated "Selma" for free at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem.
Free screenings are at 12:...
| Jan 16, 2015
I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:46 AM
Starting Friday, up to 10,000 Chicago high school students have the opportunity to see the film "Selma" free at one of nine theaters in the area.
The initiative, organized by the nonprofit After School Matters, kicks off this weekend just before Martin...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Three years passed between David Oyelowo reading the script for “Selma” and being cast in the starring role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Another four went by before the movie was made. But the now-38-year-old English actor never lost track of...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Let's hear it for teachable moments.
I especially love the ones outside of school, and even better school age, if they occur spontaneously. Well, sometimes they may need a little help.
Next month, of course, is Black History Month and in school kids are...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:52 PM
It's up to us
In September 1963, a bomb ripped through the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Sadly, four young angels were called home that morning. Outrage and condemnation circled the globe. Many historians cite this event as the seminal...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:46 AM
In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Watch birds return to their night rookery at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis.
During the winter months large numbers of double-crested cormorants and anhingas fly in over the lake and settle in bald cypress trees. Wood ducks, egrets, great blue herons...
| 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...