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  • Long live 'Negro'

    Long live 'Negro'
    I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...
  • Kumbaya era unravels in campaign against Obama

    <i> Kumbaya </i>era unravels in campaign against Obama
    She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship. Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...
  • Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks

    Joyce Miller dies at 84; voice for women in labor's top ranks
    Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84. The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller. Miller was...
  • Review: 'Reinventing Bach' by Paul Elie casts a wide net

    Review: 'Reinventing Bach' by Paul Elie casts a wide net
    -------------------- Reinventing Bach Paul Elie Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 498 pp., $30.00 -------------------- Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
  • Court orders redo of environmental study of Newhall Ranch project

     
    Newhall Ranch Project: Environmentalists and cultural heritage preservationists are claiming victory in the decision of a Los Angeles Superior Court to order the California Department of Fish and Game to redo pertinent studies connected to the proposed...
  • I Sing the Body Electric

     
    She's selling out concerts and inspiring fervent devotion, but Japan’s Hatsune Miku is virtually a star...
  • Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality

     Dodger great Carl Erskine: Pitching equality
    Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star,...
  • World War II internment site considered for historical status

     
    Former site of internment camp considered for historical status...
  • James Cameron, Jeremy Renner hit Beijing film festival

     
    The Beijing International Film Festival sees visits from Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in "The Avengers," which was screened) and James Cameron (whose "Titanic 3D" is doing well in China)....
  • Notes on Peking opera, propaganda, and China's party congress

     
    What’s more irresistible to China's propaganda machine than an American reporter in a red hard hat? An American reporter in a Peking opera costume. These were among the hard journalistic lessons learned on a weekend bus tour arranged by the media...
  • Report finds fundamental flaws in many nonprofits' fundraising

    Report finds fundamental flaws in many nonprofits' fundraising
    A new national survey of nonprofit executives suggests it isn’t just the uncertain economy that’s making it hard for charities – including arts and culture groups – to meet their fundraising goals. The research says there’s...