| Jan 29, 2012
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:02 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A coalition of black ministers in Detroit called Monday for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra to apologize for his Super Bowl ad featuring a young Asian woman speaking broken English to describe the impact of the Democratic...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bruce Lee, the Chinese martial arts megastar who died in 1973, has attained a kind of global cultural-icon status, on par with, say, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and Al...
| Feb 21, 2012
Bassist for rock band MC5
Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis.
The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:20 PM
The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know.
So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy.
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Filmmaker Spike Lee urged Shippensburg University students Thursday night to enter a career field for which they are passionate.
“You can’t choose a major based on how much money you’ll make,” he said.
Lee, whose films include...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Aug 15, 2012
Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'
Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Norway killer Breivik defends massacre: 'I would have done it again'
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday defended his massacre of 77 people, insisting he would do it again and calling the bomb-and-shooting rampage the most...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Weaver may have lost Kenya Stewart to graduation, but the Class M champion Beavers still have a few more Stewarts — namely Kenya's two younger twin sisters, Alyssa and Amanda.
"I've got a solid five," Weaver coach Wendell Williams said. "My...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:27 AM
In a Slate story that's making the rounds, Andrew Piper contends that reading digitally is distinctly different from reading the printed word. The headline declares, in fact, "Out of touch: e-reading isn't reading."
The online response is exasperated,...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 4:35 PM
He moved to Mexico but barely spoke Spanish. He lived in America almost all of his life but barely spoke English. But no matter where Kenny (you know what word belongs here) Powers may go, he always speaks the international......