| 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 5, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Magistrates in Paris have accepted a case of inciting racial hatred against Bob Dylan, writer of some of the most moving anti-racist songs in music history, such as "Hurricane" and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll."
You have to ask what's up with...
| 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 3, 2013
| 2:44 PM
A sentence I never thought I'd type: Bob Dylan is under investigation in France for inciting racial hatred because of comments he made about Croatians.
The comments in question came a year ago in an interview with Rolling Stone, in which the legendary...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Catholics can generally be divided into three groups: the "devout," the "I doubt," and the "I'm out."
I fall into that middle category, not exactly down with everything the church teaches but absolutely convinced that none of the alternatives are as...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:53 AM
A Virginia mother has told several media outlets that there was nothing wrong with her decision to dress her 7-year-old son as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween since it's a tradition in her family.
This is just another story in a long line of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
| 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 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A Ku Klux Klan group trying to recruit new members has passed out hundreds of fliers in a predominantly black neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach.
Tim Washington, a resident of the neighborhood near North Myrtle Street, saw one of the fliers on his way...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
"Everything is about race in Mississippi, Jake, don't forget that," an older lawyer tells the hero of John Grisham's new novel, "Sycamore Row," set in the 1980s.
When it comes to stories in which compelling characters battle in courtrooms over cases...