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  • Theater of the absurd in Ferguson

    Theater of the absurd in Ferguson
    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called theater of the absurd. These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of...
  • Prosecutor says probe of fatal Missouri police shooting needs to take its course

    FERGUSON, Mo. Law enforcement officials on Wednesday asked for patience to allow the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown to take its course as tension over the Missouri teenager's death continued for a fifth straight day. St. Louis County...
  • Since Brown shooting, it's in been night-and-day in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. It's been night-and-day since Saturday's fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Mostly peaceful protesters march hand-in-hand by day. At night, people splinter, defiance and lawlessness take a firmer grip, and expressions and intentions...
  • Naming officers who fire shots far from routine in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS A public cry for the name of the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown is a fresh and uncommonly loud iteration of a recurring debate on the balance between police credibility and a public servant's safety. Although many...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern

    Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern
    Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson. Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's...
  • Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

    FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between...
  • #Ferguson reminds us what social media is really about

    #Ferguson reminds us what social media is really about
    Hashtags, in general, are stupid. They're really, really stupid. Some people use them as keywords (#chicago, #nightlife, #socks), some people use them as qualifiers (#sorrynotsorry, #butseriously, #ihatemymom) and some people (cough, social media...
  • Baltimore's moment of silence [Editorial]

    Baltimore's moment of silence  [Editorial]
    This week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over responsibility for maintaining order in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, following several days of unrest sparked by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times, and twice in the head

    Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times, and twice in the head
    Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy found, a Brown family attorney said Sunday night. This mostly black St. Louis suburb has been racked by unrest since Brown was shot by a Ferguson...