| Aug 25, 2013
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.
Christopher Columbus discovered America.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a "dream."
We like to remember history in short, snappy bumper-sticker sound bites. Real life is a bit more complicated.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As immigration legislation grinds through Congress — and as immigrants are branded “illegals,” “criminals,” “anchor babies” and worse — perhaps it's time to think of this population in another light.
| Jun 20, 2013
To the right of the counter at Brother Tim's Vegetarian Fast Food, a photo of a lean African-American man, at work in a kitchen, grinning, leaps out from the faded page of a decades-old news clipping. The story opens, "Tim Thompson is a one man crusade...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NFL Honors 2013 Saturday on CBS salutes the best players and plays from the 2012 NFL season, including the Associated Press awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, and the Walter Payton NFL Man of...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:08 PM
In addition to the Ravens on the field for Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore viewers are going to see some familiar faces on the NFL Network's coverage leading up to the game.
Starting Jan. 28 through gameday Feb. 3, the channel will offer 140 hours of game-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:59 AM
He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print.
For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
| Apr 12, 2013
The soul-filling and gorgeous concert film "Jazz on a Summer's Day," shot during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, started out as something else — a fiction feature, with jazz and Newport, R.I., as the backdrops, according to photographer and...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Taped at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on March 16, the two-hour Celebration of Gospel — Rise Up! Renew! Rejoice! will premiere on television this Sunday, April 1, at 8pm ET/PT on BET. Steve Harvey once again serves as host of the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:50 AM
You might expect a documentary on the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a Grammy Award, to be a joyous affair, celebrating the traditional Yiddish music that this exceedingly creative band reinvents for today's audiences. And indeed The...
| Dec 20, 2011
For the first time in about eight years, the Joy Theater is once again illuminating Canal Street. City leaders joined local music legend Irma Thomas and the theater's new owners to throw the switch.
The theater is the first to resume business at the...