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Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood By Mark Harris Penguin, 490 pages, $27.95 By today's standards, the Academy Awards ceremony of April 10, 1968, was a tame affair. No one denounced a war or declined an Oscar to...
Tags: Celebrities, Movies, Crimes, Spencer Tracy, The Washington Post
Tribune senior correspondentThe Civil War ended nearly 142 years ago, for most of the country anyway, but bitter battles over how zealously that war should be remembered are suddenly erupting here in the Texas capital. First, rock musician Ted Nugent wore a shirt featuring the...
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Family, Defense, Thomas Jefferson, Travel
Tribune senior correspondentMerchants bolted their doors, state police set up checkpoints and dozens of TV news trucks planted their satellite dishes Wednesday as thousands of civil rights demonstrators from across the nation headed here in overnight bus convoys for a planned...
Tags: Al Sharpton, Crimes, Prosecution, Assault, Justice System
Tribune national correspondentsOprah Winfrey came to South Carolina on Sunday with a message tailored to the state's considerable African-American community, asking it to cast aside doubt and support the black man she assured them could -- and should -- be elected president. On the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAll Saints Episcopal Church seems to embody staid, moneyed old Pasadena. Facing City Hall, the 80-year-old Gothic Revival church has glowing stained-glass windows by Tiffany and the local Judson Studios. But though the medieval-looking church exudes...
WASHINGTON — A bearded young comedy writer espousing progressive views in Hollywood in the early 1970s might not have surprised anyone. But when the same man, who is now the Very Rev. Gary Hall, started advocating the same views from the...
When passersby drive through West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester community, they won't see flags symbolizing unity or notice traces of an affluent town. What they will see is a neighborhood once riddled with drug trade and prostitution, now being...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama awarded the highest U.S. civilian honor on Friday to four black girls killed in a civil rights-era church bombing 50 years ago, saying their tragic deaths ultimately "helped to trigger triumph." In a...
If Baltimore native Leland Shelton had bothered to check his email in the hectic day before graduation, he might have avoided a shock during commencement. There he was, one of 500 men in a black cap and gown this week at Morehouse College in Atlanta,...
Tags: Theft, Rosebank, Barack Obama, The New York Times, Elections
George Packer's new nonfiction book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," has many of the qualities of an epic novel. Packer's subject is the last 35 years of U.S. history, the decades that gave us the conservative "Contract With...
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
Sun-Sentinel.comTwo men driving a stolen luxury car crashed into an apartment building early this morning as they were being chased by police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. None of the estimated 10-12 residents inside the building in the 1000 block of...
Tags: Theft, Riviera Beach, Crimes, Video Games, Prosecution
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