| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"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...
| Oct 13, 2013
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| 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,...