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  • A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide

    A tale of two churches — and a persistent racial divide
    It has been 46 years since Martin Luther King Jr., preaching about race and faith shortly before his death, lamented that "11 o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America." That phrase has become something of a dusty cliche, easy...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

     A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres
    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Kevin Ollie: Devoted Dad And Coach On A Mission

    Kevin Ollie, coach, will be in Brooklyn Friday night to face Maryland in UConn's basketball season opener. Kevin Ollie, dad, will not be at the Glastonbury-New Britain football game to watch his son Jalen excel at quarterback for the fifth-ranked team...
  • Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden

     Review: Powerful 'Extreme Measures' is in moment with Chris Burden
    NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
  • Film Review: 'La Marche'

    It started with a violent standoff and ended with a peaceful march, during which a small group of protestors organized a cross-country demonstration, carrying banners "for equality and against racism" from the South of France to Paris. Backed by Luc...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department. Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
  • Noel Greenwood dies at 75; former L.A. Times senior editor

    Noel Greenwood dies at 75; former L.A. Times senior editor
    Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
  • After Zimmerman acquittal, hoping for peace and change

    After Zimmerman acquittal, hoping for peace and change
    This was a different kind of storm watch for Florida. With all eyes on a jury in Sanford, not a hurricane in the tropics. Now that a six-woman panel has acquitted George Zimmerman of murder, manslaughter or any crime at all, we can only hope that calm...
  • Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

    Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Double jeopardy for Zimmerman?

    Double jeopardy for Zimmerman?
    On Nov. 3, 1979, as members of the Communist Workers Party chanted and sang at a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, N.C., a group of white men drove up, got out of their cars and began firing at the demonstrators. Five protesters were killed....