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  • Elliott Headlines 5 Drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" was...
  • Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck

    Charter-school group drags L.A. Unified campaign into the muck
    The Los Angeles Unified school board has enough divisions over educational philosophy to fill a thousand school-board campaigns. The last thing we need is the introduction of phony racial divisions and shameful accusations that strongly and wrongly...
  • Mormon Church still wants to discriminate against LGBT people

    To the editor: The Mormon Church offers to support adding "sexual orientation" to various non-discrimination laws. But rather than simply changing its policy or admitting that its prior opposition to gays was wrong, it requires a quid pro quo. ("Mormon...
  • Protests come amid mourning in Pakistan after Shiite mosque bombing that killed 59 people

    Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people. In Shikarpur, the site of the blast, mourners held a mass funeral for the dead in Friday's attack....
  • Rizzotti answers to 'anti-gay' accusation

    Rizzotti answers to 'anti-gay' accusation
    Burbank City Council candidate Christopher Rizzotti said he's being unfairly criticized for his faith and affiliation with an evangelical youth group after a Burbank man alleged that Rizzotti holds anti-gay views. "I don't understand why I'm the only...
  • US support for satirizing religion breaks along racial lines, Pew survey finds

    WASHINGTON To the issues dividing Americans by race, add the publication of satirical cartoons about religion. A survey released by the Pew Research Center this week found that Americans, by more than 2-to-1, believe it's OK to publish cartoons poking...
  • In Daniela Comani's movie universe, gender assumptions get flipped

    In Daniela Comani's movie universe, gender assumptions get flipped
    Turning the tables to switch the gender in pictures of men and women is a fairly simplistic strategy for an artist. For her second solo exhibition at Charlie James Gallery, Berlin-based Daniela Comani manages to make it work in surprisingly effective...
  • Northwestern activism

    Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet questions in his Jan. 29 op-ed whether the newly formed NU Divest group at our university respects Palestine or, as he implies, demonizes Israel. Sadly, though, it is Lubet himself who is engaging in...
  • California Supreme Court sex-crime ruling criticized as unfair to gays

    The California Supreme Court decided Thursday that adults convicted of engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders — while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to. In the 5-2 ruling, which...
  • Why Black History Month?

    Why Black History Month?
    Every February, college professors like myself are tasked with reminding students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind a designated month dedicated to this part...
  • Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment

    Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment
    Maryland is mediocre when it comes to protecting its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, according to a recent nationwide assessment of state laws. While same-sex marriage is legal in the state and transgender residents enjoy more...