| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:27 AM
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis have joined the anthology film "Rio, I Love You," the third in the "Cities I Love" series.
U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:52 PM
BEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this week as the government steps up a campaign against dissent.
The most prominent case is...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:19 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrats are banking on the 50th anniversary of the federal Civil Rights Act to breathe new life into an array of roadblocked social issues in the Capitol, dealing with immigrant children, gays, felons and even pregnant women....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Following Paris and New York, "Tbilisi, I Love You" has become the next film in Emmanuel Benbihy's "Cities of Love."
The film, involving only Georgian directors, is a series of 10 completed short films produced by David and Nika Agiashvili through...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement.
In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The 19 firefighters who died battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first responders to 9/11 and other emergencies, and members of the armed forces, those...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...