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  • 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...
  • The end of affirmative action

    Sometimes doctrines just vanish, once they appear as naked as the proverbial emperor in his new clothes. Something like that seems now to be happening with affirmative action. Despite all the justifications for its continuance, polling shows the public...
  • Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay

    Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay
    "There are three Haitis — the country Americans know and the country Haitians know and the country I thought I knew," says Mireille, the narrator of Roxane Gay's grueling but worthwhile first novel "An Untamed State." Kidnapped and held for ransom...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'

    Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'
    In a strange sense, "Belle," dressed up in the corsets and social conventions of Georgian England, proves a good canvas for its mannered conversation about race. In an even stranger sense, the way the film examines and exposes the attitudes of London'...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore to present Verdi's 'Nabucco' with guaranteed encore

    Lyric Opera Baltimore to present Verdi's 'Nabucco' with guaranteed encore
    When Lyric Opera of Baltimore presents a new production of Verdi's first hit, "Nabucco," this week, there will be a guaranteed encore: The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. "It's so good, you have to hear it again," says James Harp, the company's artistic...