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  • Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire

    LAS VEGAS -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...
  • Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce new version of 'Ben-Hur'

    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce new version of 'Ben-Hur'
    It’s been 55 years since Charlton Heston's “Ben-Hur” hit theaters. Now Mark Burnett and Roma Downey--and the current faith-based multiplex moment--will give us another one. “The Bible” producers said Friday that they will...
  • Cliven Bundy inspires a song: 'Are You Heading to Bunkerville?'

    Cliven Bundy inspires a song: 'Are You Heading to Bunkerville?'
    Are you heading to Bunkerville/To stand up and fight? Are you heading to Bunkerville/For your freedom and rights? Are you heading to Bunkerville/To stand up with me? -- From the song “Are You Heading to Bunkerville?” by Wayne and Paula...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy apologizes for race remarks

    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy apologizes for race remarks
    Militant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday apologized for his comments published this week on African Americans and slavery but refused to back off from his intended point that the federal government was too powerful, saying that his remarks came...
  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

    Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
    “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
  • Seattle Film Fest to Honor Laura Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be honored with tribute awards at the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival. Both actors are scheduled to attend special events featuring screenings of their work, award presentations, Q&A sessions and...
  • Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop

    Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop
    "He just cut him down and cut him out." That was the response from South Los Angeles barbershop owner Lawrence Tolliver moments after the NBA commissioner told Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to leave the building, and not just for a day or...
  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...