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  • Understanding Hate: Images of American racism at The Mark Twain House in Hartford

    Understanding Hate:  Images of American racism at The Mark Twain House in Hartford
    The disturbing and inflammatory imagery of American racism takes center stage at the Mark Twain House, starting with "Hateful Things," one of several planned exhibitions, films, lectures and plays continuing through the summer. The exhibit showcases...
  • Killing: New Haven's Firehouse 12 announces incredible fall lineup of jazz artists

    Killing: New Haven's Firehouse 12 announces incredible fall lineup of jazz artists
    Firehouse 12's seventh annual Fall Jazz Series, which kicks things off on Sept. 16, features incredible contemporary jazzers, including cellist Erik Friedlander, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and tenor saxman Jeff Lederer. There'll be two sets, at...
  • Protesters: Today's 'rioters,' tomorrow's righteous

    Protesters: Today's 'rioters,' tomorrow's righteous
    The first recorded use of the phrase "protest march" was in 1913 to describe a demonstration organized by Mohandas Gandhi against the South African government's restrictions on Indian nationals. After Gandhi was arrested and the protests grew more...
  • Allen West sees communists lurking in Congress

      The blogosphere is again abuzz over a rhetorical flourish from U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. Introducing himself to Martin County voters in the new district he hopes to win in November, West said he’s heard up to 80 of his Democratic...
  • On the side streets of Philadelphia, freedom still rings

    Philadelphia The neon-streaked National Constitution Center dazzled. The historic red-brick Independence Hall stirred. But it wasn't until I stepped onto the rickety back porch of a Quaker house in northwest Philadelphia that I felt transported. It was...
  • The life of Harriet Tubman

    The life of Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman was a women born into southern slavery during the 19th century. Eventually escaping to freedom in the North, Tubman worked for many years helping other slaves gain their freedom using the Underground Railroad, a system of secret homes and...
  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years

    Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years
    A few weeks ago, on a fog-enshrouded night in Malibu, Richard Montoya stepped onstage in full mariachi regalia to welcome his audience to what he slyly called the "Getty Pancho Villa." The occasion was a performance of "Peace," Aristophanes'...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior

    Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior
    What is your name, age, grade and school? Alyssa Forde, 17, senior at New Britain High School. What are some of your interests, hobbies or activities? I am an active member and officer in the African American Club. I'm also a member of the Girls...
  • McCain's Depression stat just a tad high

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain himself has admitted that he is not the best student of the economy, but tonight the Republican nominee for president missed the official mark by a fairly long-shot with his discussion of unemployment during the......
  • Art review: 'After 1968' at California African American Museum

     
    Nadine Robinson's "Coronation Theme: Organon" is a great, rumbling wall of potential power, a majestic ode to past blood, sweat and tears and a firm promise of future might. Twenty-eight powerhouse audio speakers are stacked high against a wall, the......