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Robert Colescott dies at 83; African American artist skewered stereotypes with wit and explosive styleRobert Colescott, a wildly expressive and fearlessly opinionated painter who skewered racial and sexual stereotypes with hilarious force, has died. He was 83. Colescott, who had suffered from Parkinsonian syndrome, died June 4 at his home in Tucson, said...
wpix.comAbout 700 New York City elementary school children are expected to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine beginning Monday. The free vaccinations will be given this week to children at with consent forms signed by their parents at six participating...
L.A. NOWAbout 100 students staged a peaceful sit-in at Carver Middle School on Tuesday to protest the school falling under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The protest came one week after the L.A. Board of Education voted to......
Special to Tribune NewspapersWhen Bea Jacobson goes to work in the morning, she doesn't have to dress up or down -- just way back, to the clothes her forebears wore in the late 1800s. Her outfit includes a chemise, drawers, corset, long cotton stockings, petticoats, a bustle, all...
Tags: Washington (U.S. state), Children, Adults, History, Wisconsin
The Associated PressThe 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Field Museum in Chicago is celebrating George this month. Not our presidents, but George Washington Carver (right). The museum's exhibit on the renowned black scientist, researcher, educator and peanut booster follows his life with a display of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don'...
Tags: Los Angeles, Restaurants, Politics, Social Issues, Assault
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe boys from Compton practiced all year for this field trip to Beverly Hills. They walked off their charter buses Friday and down the red carpet rolled out for them at Lawry's The Prime Rib. Through the double doors they marveled at the murals and...
Special to the Chicago TribuneFor anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh. Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
Tags: Children, Wolfgang Puck, Santiago Calatrava, Politics, Football
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersOn the way home from school Thursday, 13-year-old Magda Gomez and his friends walked past the South Los Angeles intersection where five youths and three adults were shot the day before. One of the boys pointed out the splatter of dried blood that...
Tribune staff reporterThis is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." -- Newspaper editor in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." This is the Midwest, sir. Here, we deal in facts. John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907, in the...
Special to the TribuneAbout seven hundred fifty miles away and 150 years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling--the most controversial of the 19th Century--that would change history. But it was here in St. Louis that the Dred Scott case began--and the...
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