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  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture

     Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture
    A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
  • Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia

    Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia
    Something about the summer in Armenia this year is different. Even the locals feel it. Something feels a little strange, a little odd and quite different. It's hot. Not just "normal" hot, but unbearably dry, you-can't-even-move hot. The sun has...
  • Cultural harmony of Latin American music

     Cultural harmony of Latin American music
    MIAMI — The most important thing to remember as you make your way through "A Tres Bandas," a traveling exhibit that this month made its U.S. debut at the Centro Cultural Espanol (Spanish Cultural Center) Miami, is that red is code for Africa, blue...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
  • After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law

    After return to Mexico, she fights crime, runs afoul of law
    OLINALA, Mexico — Surely, this is not the returning-immigrant experience that Nestora Salgado imagined. At first, the 41-year-old mother of three was, in the words of a supporter, "a sensation" in her mountainous Guerrero homeland, where she...
  • Authors R-Z

    Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Kon-Tiki' stays true to a legendary adventure

     Critic's Pick: 'Kon-Tiki' stays true to a legendary adventure
    There's a big, raw-boned appeal to "Kon-Tiki," the Norwegian film based on its native son explorer Thor Heyerdahl and the 100-plus days he and a crew of six spent on a balsa wood raft crossing the Pacific to prove a point. Carried by currents from Peru to...
  • Junipero Serra, California's founding father

     Junipero Serra, California's founding father
    Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra. The trail of missions he...
  • Robert Plant: Ever forward, evermore

    Robert Plant: Ever forward, evermore
    For a man whose voice launched thousands of would-be rock singers, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant remains ingratiatingly humble. "I'm not exactly a musical talent," said Plant, 64, recently from his home in England. "I'm a singer, and I...
  • Chicago organization publishes a textbook that aims to hit close to home

    Chicago organization publishes a textbook that aims to hit close to home
    Conventional digital age wisdom says that the chestnut about the might of pens, i.e. swords, should be amended to specify keyboard strokes, as paper is now passé. Likewise, in an era when Chicago's public education crisis seems to be at an apex, with...