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  • Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay

    Review: 'An Untamed State' by Roxane Gay
    "There are three Haitis — the country Americans know and the country Haitians know and the country I thought I knew," says Mireille, the narrator of Roxane Gay's grueling but worthwhile first novel "An Untamed State." Kidnapped and held for ransom...
  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • Golden Trailer Awards: Complete Winners List

    The 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards honored the best in motion picture marketing on Friday night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Warner Bros. was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards including the best of show prize and best...
  • Great reads for dads

    Great reads for dads
    Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say. From entertainment staff...
  • 'Star Wars' Adds '12 Years A Slave,' 'Game of Thrones' Actors Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie

    Lupita Nyong'o, who won the best supporting Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," and "Game of Thrones'" Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." It was not revealed which characters the two will play....
  • Michelle Knight: Ohio sex slave forgives her abuser, Ariel Castro

    For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies. In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...
  • Letter: There is no comfort in "so-called" phrase

    I am writing this letter to complain about your repeated use of the term “so-called” when describing the comfort women who are honored by the Glendale Comfort Women Statue. Brittany Levine has been covering the controversy over the Glendale...
  • What we can do for the kidnapped Nigerian girls

    The Nigerian schoolgirls will never receive the global hero status of Malala. There are too many of them. They are nameless and faceless, with at least 270 missing, not counting the 50 lucky ones who escaped their militant Islamist captors. But they...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Money and morality, the parallel between energy and slavery

    Step on the gas, step on a man . . . Writing recently in The Nation, Chris Hayes drew an intensely unnerving parallel between the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and the use of slave labor -- not a moral parallel, but a financial one, though...
  • Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century

    Angela Y. Davis on what's radical in the 21st century
    Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...