| Feb 4, 2013
If you're going to make "forever" stamps, it's hard to go wrong by invoking Rosa Parks' long-lasting legacy.
On Monday, the United States Postal Service began to issue their new Parks stamps -- called forever stamps because their rates never change -- to...
| 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,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:39 PM
You know the shot.
Spike Lee has made it his signature visual flourish: the moment when a character (sometimes two, though usually one, isolated in a state of transcendence) appears to be floating through a room or down a sidewalk, reckoning with his or...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
| 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,...
| Oct 23, 2011
For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Dec 20, 2010
Italian economist, architect of euro
Italian economist Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, 70, one of the intellectual architects of the euro and a member of the European Central Bank's first executive board, died Saturday night after...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.