| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
No joke about it: Russell Simmons is determined to celebrate more black comics. The hip hop artist and producer/co-creator of the HBO's former "Def Comedy Jam" series has created the ADD Comedy Live stand-up event every Wednesday at the Chinese Theatre'...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:13 PM
In a new feature on The Theater Loop’s Funny page, freelance writer Jason Heidemann trolls Chicago’s stand-up clubs, wandering all over the city and suburbs. In this space, he’ll report back his musings on the jokes, the talent and the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances.
During the past...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Recent news about climate change reveals big issues facing the Eastern Shore: a shrinking shoreline, more and bigger storms, and more salinity in our lands and farms. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Chesapeake Bay will rise two feet by 2050....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:32 AM
This is probably not the type of publicity Russell Simmons was hoping for with his new YouTube channel, All Def Digital.
The media mogul has apologized for and taken down from the channel a comedy video titled "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." The spoof...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:41 PM
Update: After Twitter outrage and a Change.org petition was created, Simmons removed the Harriet Tubman parody video from YouTube and issued an apology on Global Grind. The video is still live on some sites.