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  • Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress

    Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress
    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...
  • Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world

    Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world
    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...
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie
    "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...
  • Extreme-right groups declining, but 'leaner and meaner,' watchdog says

    Extreme-right groups declining, but 'leaner and meaner,' watchdog says
    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....
  • TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance

    TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance
    "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,...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more
    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...
  • Gov. Walker follows 'Duck Dynasty' into whirlpool over free speech

    Gov. Walker follows 'Duck Dynasty' into whirlpool over free speech
    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...
  • Florida high school to remove name of early KKK leader

    Florida high school to remove name of early KKK leader
    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...
  • Sleep habits latest issue to rouse snoozy New York mayoral race

    Sleep habits latest issue to rouse snoozy New York mayoral race
    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...
  • British woman ropes in her horse as a bridesmaid

    British woman ropes in her horse as a bridesmaid
    "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...
  • Mother defends her son's KKK Halloween costume

    Mother defends her son's KKK Halloween costume
    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...