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Op-ed

A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'

There are glimmers of hope for enlightenment in the film "Hidden Figures." When the Costner character hears Katherine Johnson's story of having to run across campus to use the bathroom, he marches to the "colored ladies room" and knocks the sign down with a sledgehammer. The message here is that while the battles are fought in the halls of Congress and in the courts of law and public opinion, each of us has it in our power to take steps to affirm our common humanity.


Op-ed

A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'

There are glimmers of hope for enlightenment in the film "Hidden Figures." When the Costner character hears Katherine Johnson's story of having to run across campus to use the bathroom, he marches to the "colored ladies room" and knocks the sign down with a sledgehammer. The message here is that while the battles are fought in the halls of Congress and in the courts of law and public opinion, each of us has it in our power to take steps to affirm our common humanity.

A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'





The top songs of summer: 1990-1999

Now that summer is officially upon us, we're taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Today, we count down the summer jams of the 1990s.

The top songs of summer: 1990-1999








David Zurawik

Baltimore, 'Homeland' have winning night at 2012 Emmys

The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.

Baltimore, 'Homeland' have winning night at 2012 Emmys




Music

Whitney Houston, music superstar, dies

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

Whitney Houston, music superstar, dies
























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