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  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years

    Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years
    A few weeks ago, on a fog-enshrouded night in Malibu, Richard Montoya stepped onstage in full mariachi regalia to welcome his audience to what he slyly called the "Getty Pancho Villa." The occasion was a performance of "Peace," Aristophanes'...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior

    Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior
    What is your name, age, grade and school? Alyssa Forde, 17, senior at New Britain High School. What are some of your interests, hobbies or activities? I am an active member and officer in the African American Club. I'm also a member of the Girls...
  • McCain's Depression stat just a tad high

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain himself has admitted that he is not the best student of the economy, but tonight the Republican nominee for president missed the official mark by a fairly long-shot with his discussion of unemployment during the......
  • Art review: 'After 1968' at California African American Museum

     
    Nadine Robinson's "Coronation Theme: Organon" is a great, rumbling wall of potential power, a majestic ode to past blood, sweat and tears and a firm promise of future might. Twenty-eight powerhouse audio speakers are stacked high against a wall, the......
  • Principal apologizes for Black History Month celebration that included O.J. Simpson, Rodman, RuPaul

     
    In a letter addressed to parents and community members, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal apologized Thursday for “questionable decisions” about which prominent African Americans to highlight in a parade marking the culmination of...
  • Monster Mash: J.D. Salinger letters to go on display; Leonardo the action hero; the U.S.-Cuba connection

     
    --Pen pals: Ten letters and a postcard written by J.D. Salinger to his friend, painter and illustrator Michael Mitchell, will go on exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, offering a rare glimpse into the private life......
  • Theater review: 'Carry It On' at Theatricum Botanicum

     
    What becomes legends most? Not necessarily treating them with respect. “Carry It On,” Theatricum Botanicum’s musical survey of American idealists and activists, has a faultless heart, but its showbiz instincts could use a goosing. Director-writer...
  • Ayers error? Did denial of emeritus status violate the First Amendment?

     
    The often provocative John K. Wilson writes: (University of Illinois board of trustees chairman Christopher) Kennedy is certainly correct to condemn (retired UIC professor Bill) Ayers for bizarrely including Sirhan Sirhan among a list of “political...
  • Schooled on black history

    Black History Month was established in 1976, as an evolution of Negro History Week (founded half a century earlier by Carter G. Woodson), and has since become a staple of the nation's elementary school classrooms and textbooks. Times editorials, on the...