| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:35 PM
He has served in prison, starred in a short-lived reality TV show and delivered enough quotable quips to fill a bookshelf in the public library.
Now, in his latest exhibition of life as political performance art, Edwin Edwards — former Louisiana...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:28 AM
February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Khatia Buniatishvili | Pianist
The sultry young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili sneaked...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
For those of you who think that insensitive speech is just an issue for reality television and “Duck Dynasty,” consider Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that will make it harder to force public schools to drop...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community.
Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
As New York prepares to choose a new mayor Tuesday, the latest issue in a race short on drama and long on lopsided polls is none other than the candidates' sleep patterns, with Republican Joe Lhota taking swipes at Democrat Bill de Blasio for...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
"Bridesmaids" had a lot of wild wedding moments, but even that raucous comedy didn't go where one British bride just did: She enlisted her horse to be one of her two bridesmaids.
Wearing a purple bridle to match groom Graham Sales' tie, 17-year-old...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A Virginia mother whose son dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan for Halloween said she sees nothing wrong with the costume. In fact, it's something of a family tradition.
Jessica Black is defending her 7-year-old son's costume, telling local...