| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Written and directed by veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson ("The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords"), "Freedom Summer" expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
"Les Miserables" will kick off the Signature Series of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season, theater officials announced Tuesday.
The musical's first Orlando-based production will open Sept. 12 and will be the Shakes' largest single show, said...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Letter writer Paul R. Schlitz Jr.'s scornful response to those who oppose laws and initiatives to help "New Marylanders" misses the point of why opponents of illegal immigration hold such views ("Immigrants and the blame game," Jan. 6).
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:58 AM
On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him.
The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to burning a cross at the entrance of an African American neighborhood in Ozark, about 80 miles southeast of Montgomery, federal officials announced Monday.
Thomas Windell Smith, 24, of Dothan, pleaded guilty on...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
"Bridesmaids" had a lot of wild wedding moments, but even that raucous comedy didn't go where one British bride just did: She enlisted her horse to be one of her two bridesmaids.
Wearing a purple bridle to match groom Graham Sales' tie, 17-year-old...