| Jul 27, 2014
“Saga,” writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples told their panel’s capacity crowd Saturday at Comic-Con, is Hazel’s story. […]...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Lady Liberty's lamp has been lowered. Its light flickering. The huddled masses are no longer wanted — be they tired or poor, be they homeless or hungry, be they adults or children threatened and yearning to breathe free.
The welcome light has...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.