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  • John Ridley on ABC's 'American Crime': 'They Told Me to Be Bold'

    John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave," definitely has "a lot going on" currently -- and an announcement Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour put even more attention on the scribe. ABC Entertainment Group...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual

    Periodista mexicana publica libro sobre tráfico sexual
    Luchadora por la mujer y las niñas Slavery Inc.: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking no es el primer libro de Lydia Cacho y con toda seguridad no será el último. Mexicana, periodista, investigadora, líder en la lucha de los derechos de...
  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...
  • Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'

    Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'
    What remarkable lives they led. The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
  • Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston

    Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston
    It was 11 p.m. on a muggy May night in Savannah when we came to an eerie, three-story mansion on a quiet square with moss-covered trees -- the last stop on our ghost tour. The home on Abercorn Street, a dilapidated Greek-revival structure, is owned by...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
  • Colchester Land Trust hosts history walk

    It is not every day that a Boy Scout from Florida studying history in middle school can meet a direct descendant of Miles Standish on a history tour; but that is exactly what happened on Sunday, July 6, when Joshua O'Rourke met Art Standish during the...
  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
  • Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas

    Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas
    Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus. The flags in the university's Lee Chapel were replicas of original...