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  • Are black voters turning against Obama?

    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians
    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
  • Quick, hide the past

    "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." --Party slogan, "1984" It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved...
  • Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park

    Federal judge upholds 'comfort women' statue in Glendale park
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The statue's...
  • 'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says

    'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says
    As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
  • Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again

    Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again
    It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...
  • Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

    Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg
    WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...
  • WGN America continues original programming with two new projects

    WGN America continues original programming with two new projects
    WGN America continues its push in the original programming arena, announcing Wednesday that it has given a straight-to-series order to Appalachia-set drama "Titans" and has begun initial stages on series contender "Underground." The Tribune-owned...