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  • Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century

    Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century
    Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
  • Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck

     Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck
    America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
  • Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford

    Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford
    Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap, Littlefinger's plot

    'Game of Thrones' recap, Littlefinger's plot
    Who’s winning the “Game of Thrones”? At this point, there’s really only one correct answer: Lord Petyr Baelish, that oft-overlooked advisor to kings, better known as “Littlefinger.” He’s sparked a great war...
  • Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave

    Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave
    The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War. "Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • 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...
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • 'Retrieval' a trek through dilemmas of slavery, manhood

    "The Retrieval" comes at you like a haunting slip of a memory, one that writer-director Chris Eska retrieves from a mostly forgotten era in unforgettable ways. The film takes place in the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Civil War is...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct." A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
  • Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]

    Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]
    Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.) I learned the story just a week ago from a...