| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:26 AM
A former Elmhurst College student was sentenced to probation Tuesday and fined for scrawling racial epithets into the window ledge outside a fellow student’s dormitory room.
Myles G. Burton, 21, of Libertyville, had been found guilty of...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later"
"Laramie is a community, not a project." That was the blunt assessment of an editorial in the Wyoming college town's paper on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. The young gay university...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Oral histories are only as good as their sources. So the amateur actors researching the systematic extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia by German colonial occupiers in and around 1907 have a crippling problem.
These well-meaning thespians,...
| Aug 27, 2011
On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:40 PM
A YouTube video that prompted the suspension of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner in September was released Friday by officials at Pima Community College and included rambling statements such as "We are examining the torture of students" and...
| Jun 25, 2012
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was a most unusual burglary. Thieves got in through the bathroom window and walked past the flat-screen TV, DVD player, expensive camera and a couple of brand-new cellphones. Instead, they took 20 external hard drives...
| Apr 29, 2012
Never Fall Down
Balzer + Bray: 224 pp., $17.99, ages 14 and up
When it comes to genocide, Hitler is obviously well covered. There are countless titles for young readers about the...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Farmworker convicted of killing South African white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche: Chris Mahlangu, 29, was convicted Tuesday of killing his employer, South African white supremacist, Eugene TerreBlanche in April 2010. His companion, Patrick Ndlovu, 18,...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Bosnia war leader faces war crimes charges; Trial to hear testimony of Balkan atrocities...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Amid an informal cease-fire agreement brokered by Egypt, violence between Israel and Gaza Strip-based militants dropped Tuesday with only a handful of rocket and mortar attacks and no reports of damage or injury....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Police take Kony 2012’s Jason Russell to mental hospital...