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  • Tubman getting much-deserved honor

    Tubman getting much-deserved honor
    We commend President Barack Obama for designating the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument ("A monument to Md. abolitionist," March 26). Just days after the centennial of her death, Harriet Tubman is finally receiving the national...
  • Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?

    Food for Thought Question: What advice you would give a New Yorker struggling with Sandy?
    If there's anyone who can sympathize with east coasters recovering from Hurricane Sandy, it's people from New Orleans. Whether its advice or just words of comfort, Katrina survivors are reaching out online to help. Andy Kopsa started a website called...
  • Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home

    Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home
    If Vietnam was the nation's first televised war, then the Civil War was the country's first photographed war, dramatically and vividly bringing into American homes the horrors and carnage their husbands, brothers and sons faced on the battlefield. In his...
  • Howard school board apologizes for earlier segregation

    Howard school board apologizes for earlier segregation
    On the day that the Howard County school board apologized for the system's treatment of African-American students during segregation, Dottie Cook thought back to her middle school days, when she received a hand-me-down education that included tattered...
  • Russell Simmons apologizes, takes down 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape'

    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...
  • TV ratings: 'Big Brother' wins Thursday night for CBS

    TV ratings: 'Big Brother' wins Thursday night for CBS
    With tension rising in the house, "Big Brother" was the most-watched and highest-rated telecast Thursday night, bringing in an average 6.87 million viewers and a rating of 2.3 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  CBS,...
  • Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke sue to protect 'Blurred Lines'

    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Now they are suing to protect themselves from...
  • Maker Studios Reaches Deal in Principle to Acquire Blip

    Maker Studios, a major YouTube multichannel network, has signed an agreement to acquire online video company Blip but the deal is not officially done yet, according to sources close the deal. Maker Studios declined to comment. Blip reps did not...
  • Harriet Tubman descendant blasts Russell Simmons

    Harriet Tubman descendant blasts Russell Simmons
    Media mogul Russell Simmons might have apologized for posting a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel that's become known as "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tapes." But, the famed abolitionist's great-great-great grandniece isn't even close to...
  • Review: 'The Good Lord Bird' by James McBride

    Review: 'The Good Lord Bird' by James McBride
    John Brown's body swung from the gallows in 1859 following his unsuccessful raid on the Harpers Ferry armory, a botched attempt to steal guns, arm America's slaves and spark a revolution. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...