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  • Movie review: 'Hello Herman' misses target

    Movie review: 'Hello Herman' misses target
    "Hello Herman," a school shooting drama about a Justin Bieber look-alike who murders 39 kids and three adults, opens with the all-too-familiar images: police tape, sobbing students, scrambling news anchors and headline-grasping senators. But Lax Morales...
  • Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'

     Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'
    -------------------- LIVE BY NIGHT A Novel by Dennis Lehane William Morrow: 416 p.p., $27.99 -------------------- In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney...
  • Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle

    Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle
    Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
  • Olen Burrage dies at 82; suspect in slayings of Mississippi civil rights workers

    Olen Burrage dies at 82; suspect in slayings of Mississippi civil rights workers
    Olen Burrage, a farmer and Ku Klux Klan member who owned the Mississippi land where the bullet-riddled bodies of three civil rights workers were found buried in the 1960s, has died. He was 82. Burrage, who was acquitted on civil rights charges related...
  • Elwin Wilson dies at 76; apologized for years of violent racism

    Elwin Wilson dies at 76; apologized for years of violent racism
    Elwin Wilson, the former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to become a Georgia congressman, has died. He was 76. Wilson died Thursday at a hospital in...
  • Daum: Vassar vs. Westboro

     Daum: Vassar vs. Westboro
    The Westboro Baptist Church, best known for picketing military funerals because God hates a country that tolerates gay people (or something like that), is picketing my alma mater next week. Vassar College, a small liberal arts school in New York's...
  • L.A.'s mayors: A cast of characters

    L.A.'s mayors: A cast of characters
    One was nicknamed "Pinky," for rather obscure reasons. Another, for lamentably obvious ones, was known as "Horse Face," and the military buddies of a third called him "Old Chubby Cheeks." One was a used-car salesman and a KKK member. A couple were...
  • 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,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies making racially charged remark in speech

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown appeared to make a racially charged reference to the Ku Klux Klan during a speech to the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People on Friday, comparing the secretive Arizona nonprofit trying to defeat his tax-hike measure to...
  • From the Archive – Best of 2012

     
    After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year....
  • Blacks in Orange County feel harassed, survey finds

     
    Officials will hold a forum in Orange County next week to discuss a survey that found that blacks in the county feel harassed. About a quarter of the African Americans who participated in the human relations study reported experiencing discrimination........