| Jun 26, 2013
When the Supreme Court decided to send its latest hot potato of an affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, civil rights veteran Julian Bond gave me a two-word reaction: "They punted."
Translation for non-sports fans: They...
| Jun 25, 2013
"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race."
— Justice Harry Blackmun, 1978
"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."
— Chief Justice John Roberts, 2007...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mayor Peter J. M. Bober, a lifelong resident of Hollywood, was born in Miami. He is the youngest Mayor to serve in Hollywood’s long history and is the City’s first elected official of Hispanic background (Cuban). He was elected Mayor in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Easton High's Austin Brown was added to the Pennsylvania Big 33 roster on Monday as a replacement for an injured player.
Once Brown, an all-league and all-area linebacker headed to the University of Maine, gets settled in at Hershey and starts...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Having rolled out some pretty heavy artillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grant Park Chorus and other musical milestones last summer, what will the 2013 Grant Park Music Festival do for an encore?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in a case that could affect diversity on college campuses nationwide. Given the compelling reasons why diversity is critical on our campuses, the court should uphold its previous decisions that...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:29 PM
In "The Son," Philipp Meyer's sprawling multigenerational saga about a powerful Texas family, the author harvests the state's sad, passionate, often violent history, from its origins as an embattled republic to its present-day condition as an arid...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners.
Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and writer-director Bob Saget hosted the kudos at the...
| Apr 21, 2013
Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back.
"I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
| Feb 12, 2013
The new parenting ideal looks a lot like Katherine and Roger Kranenburg. Professionals who have achieved enough career success to earn both good money and work flexibility, they are raising two children, 5 and 3, who are healthy, energetic and even ask...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
In the remote northeastern corner of Guatemala, archaeologists have found what appears to be the 9th century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar....