| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Our club: We are The Book Club in the Fox River Valley and have been meeting since 1972. Five of our eight original members are still active. We now have 17 members and have read over 400 books.
Our meetings: We meet once a month. The hostess is never...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 PM
In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The man whose rumpled cap and bearded, unsmiling face you may recognize from your lip balm gets an extended closeup in "Burt's Buzz," director Jody Shapiro's affectionate tribute to Burt's Bees icon Burt Shavitz. Made with the full cooperation of its...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
[<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, made a positive debut on the Milan stock market Wednesday with an IPO geared towards becoming a bigger distributor of high-profile Hollywood...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate.
"You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
| Aug 22, 2013
Mesmerized by their memories, Ken Williams looked in awe at the distinguished company he kept on a stage inside the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. — the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has sold his wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills for $1.225 million.
The nearly half-acre rustic retreat includes an early-1960s main house, patio space and a guesthouse. Custom details include stairway handrails made...