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  • 'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Oathkeeper' takes the action north

    'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Oathkeeper' takes the action north
    Skin Changers, Dire Wolves and White Walkers. Oh my. (Bad joke. Sorry.) After weeks of political machinations in southern Westeros, we finally got to see some much-welcome action North of the Wall in Sunday’s “Oathkeeper.” As a...
  • As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling

    As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling
    As the Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Obama, NBA players,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Letters to Travel: The view of Hanalei, Hawaii

    Letters to Travel: The view of Hanalei, Hawaii
    The inside viewof Hanalei Just a quick note to say Christopher Reynolds did a great job representing Hanalei ["Rooted in Kauai," April 20]. As a born and raised Kauaian (who grew up on Weke Road), I must say I was surprised to open the paper at my...