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  • Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Khatia Buniatishvili | Pianist The sultry young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili sneaked...
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    "There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
  • Review: 'One Summer' by Bill Bryson

    Review: 'One Summer' by Bill Bryson
    You probably had no idea that Al Jolson, the star of the first talkie movie, "The Jazz Singer," enjoyed urinating on people as a joke. Or that once, in the middle of a conversation in the White House, President Warren G. Harding got up from his chair...
  • Tinley Park police investigating KKK fliers

    Tinley Park police investigating KKK fliers
    Tinley Park police said today they are investigating the origin of several fliers touting the Ku Klux Klan that were distributed in a neighborhood this week. The fliers were discovered Monday in at least five driveways on or near the 7000 block of 173rd...
  • Francis Walter Dam has same stigma as a school named for KKK's founder

    It was the most rancorous period in America since the Civil War. It was a time in which Americans were afraid to speak their minds, afraid of the self-righteous paladins of McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was one of the...
  • Florida high school to remove name of early KKK leader

    A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community. Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will...
  • 'In God We Trust' legislation for schools advances theocracy

    Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine had it all wrong, in the view of some people, and it is time for America to follow the lead of the sheiks and mullahs of Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the Imperial Kludds of the Ku Klux Klan and...
  • Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground

    No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown. In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
  • Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele

    Jon Stewart plays 'Racist or Not Racist' with Key and Peele
    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...
  • Debate over school name provides history lesson on race, Confederacy

    Debate over school name provides history lesson on race, Confederacy
    When Jacksonville residents pushed to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High school, their effort quickly attracted national attention — and provided a short history lesson on the Confederate cavalry commander and early member of the Ku Klux...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

    Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts
    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,...