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  • Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls

    Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls
    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamists militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to...
  • 'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction

    'The Retrieval' has good sense of direction
    *** (out of four) It would be easy to overlook a movie like “The Retrieval.” It contains no big stars. It’s opening only at the AMC River East. And after the extraordinary but difficult experience of “Twelve Years a Slave,”...
  • Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map

    Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map
    The mass abduction of several hundred schoolgirls sparked outrage. But it was the rambling, hourlong Hausa-language video by the terrorist group’s leader that triggered a global uproar. In it, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau threatened to sell...
  • Sterling and Bundy: A master class on racism in the 21st century

    Sterling and Bundy: A master class on racism in the 21st century
    So … a white NBA team owner walks onto a cattle range. Strike that. A white rancher walks into a sports arena... Damn. I’m trying to wring some grim humor out of the news, but I’m getting my racists all mixed up. Maybe there&...
  • 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...
  • On race, meet dumb and dumberer

    Oh, my Lord, where to begin? You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline. There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and...
  • Period Piece 'Belle' Offers Unique Look at 18th Century Slavery

    "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, opens on May 2 (Fox Searchlight). WHY IT MATTERS: The film takes an original approach to 18th century slavery, making the troubling point that it was the foundation of a region's economic system -- yet the topic is...
  • Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit

    Firm shies from comfort-women statue lawsuit
    Despite filing court documents this week opposing Glendale’s request to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for the removal of a city statue honoring women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, the law firm representing...
  • Ten years on, ghost of Abu Ghraib still haunts us

    Ten years ago, photos of the crucifixion -- and worse -- were released to the American public. The media still call it "the Abu Ghraib scandal," as though, oops, the awkward repercussions for Team Bush were the torture photos' primary horror. No one...