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  • From page to screen and back again

    The memoir "12 Years A Slave" was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Now Solomon Northup's personal narrative is a bestseller — 161 years after it first came out — through a tie-in to the...
  • Oscars: Inconvenient Truths at Heart of Best Picture Race

    What a difference a year makes. 2012's best picture nominees tended to look on the salvageable side of life. "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and certainly winner "Argo" all suggested there exists a "Silver...
  • Baby Boomers Are No Longer Slaves To Trends

    One of the good things about being a baby boomer is that as you reel in the years you become less and less a slave to trends. Like shaving, or more specifically, not shaving. For some years now, the hip thing has been for men to go around sporting...
  • Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'

    Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'
    Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names...
  • Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history

    Scientists create interactive map of human genetic history
    Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history. In a paper published...
  • Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films

    Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films
    As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold. But the...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions
    Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards --  considered the most prestigious awards for excellence in film -- were announced Jan. 16. Hosted for the second time by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, the ceremony will air live on ABC on March 2. Here's what to...
  • Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
  • Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor

    Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor
    Long before he left his Main Street home on the afternoon of July 11, 1863, David Minton Wright ranked as one of Norfolk’s most respected physicians. Many people remembered his selflessness during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855, when...
  • Costumes from 2013's best movies, others on display at FIDM

    Costumes from 2013's best movies, others on display at FIDM
    Starting Tuesday, visitors can get a close-up look at the "Mockingjay" dress Katniss Everdeen wore in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Or they can admire pieces from the wardrobes of the casts of "American Hustle," "The Great Gatsby," "12 Years a Slave"...
  • Solomon Northup, John Ridley Win USC Scripter Award

    "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley and Solomon Northup, whose memoir inspired the film, were named winners at the 26th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony, honoring the year's best adaptation of the written word to film. In accepting...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...