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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPhil Holmes, one of the great English teachers of his generation, is standing before a class of high school seniors, trampling all over their self-esteem. It is a Thursday in October, not long into the school year. Holmes gazes out at his class, his...
South Florida Sun-SentinelThey were a 21st century family moving into a house still stuck in the 1980s. Everywhere Michael Shorter looked — the walls, the floors, the ceiling — he saw a house that hadn't changed since the Reagan administration. But his wife saw...
The theme of Center Stage's 2011-2012 season might be summed up as rhythm — from the distinctive beat of "Jazz," a world premiere adapted from the Toni Morrison novel of that name, to the percussive profanity of David Mamet's "American Buffalo";...
South Florida Sun-SentinelCiting a lack of adequate representation, a group of black Seminoles on the tribe's reservation here has demanded that the appointed liaison to the small community be replaced by a local resident chosen in a special election. Yet more than five months...
The Hippodrome Theatre is largely defined by marquee Broadway shows, from "The Lion King" to "South Pacific." But starting Monday, the theater aims to be a hub for local arts groups, becoming much more than just a stopping-off spot for touring artists and...
Tags: Arts, Dance, Minority Groups, Maryland Stadium Authority, Music
Top administrators in the Baltimore City school system were used to staff meetings with fluid agendas that left time for all to speak. But now, Andrés Alonso was presiding. And class was in session. When I send you an e-mail, the schools' new chief...
The number of black-owned businesses in the Baltimore area grew three times as fast as Baltimore-area firms as a whole between 2002 and 2007, statistics released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show. Government officials and business owners said a...
Sun StaffKweisi Mfume, the former national NAACP president and Baltimore congressman who rose from impoverished beginnings to become one of the nation's most prominent black leaders, said yesterday that he is a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Mfume, a Democrat, is...
A family that unsuccessfully sued Baltimore police officers who arrested a 7-year-old boy for illegally riding a dirt bike in 2007 received a fair civil trial in Howard County, the state's second-highest court has ruled. The family had hoped to collect...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSouthern California's latest foodie trend has the region atwitter. Lines form long into the night at the latest hot spot for edible treasures, while wily entrepreneurs outdo each other by parking at the best spots. But not everyone is happy. Brick-and-...
Re "What FDR said in private," Opinion, April 7 As an American and a Jew, I found Rafael Medoff's criticism of Franklin D. Roosevelt for his private comments about Jews most unfair. FDR understood that the best way to end the Holocaust was to defeat...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesSelma, Ala. The Rev. Frederick D. Reese was in a packed church, reading Scripture to the bruised and battered congregants, when the phone rang in the pastor's study. It was the evening of March 7, 1965 -- "Bloody Sunday" in Selma. Most of the 600...
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