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2015/03/01 03:43
2015/03/01 03:43
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One hundred years ago, Hollywood came of age in a blaze of wonder and fury. D.W. Griffith’s three-hour Civil War epic, “The Birth of a Nation,” was released in April 1915 after a special showing in...
2015/03/01 03:43
2015/03/01 03:43
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2015/02/28 08:24
2015/02/28 08:24
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Chris Rock can sense when a film is going to be a box-office flop. "You know it the week before," he says. "You start to run around trying magically to turn it around." That is one of the...
2015/02/27 17:26
2015/02/27 17:26
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Speaking at a church in Selma, Obama was not a patriarch and not a prophet but the prophesied. “I’m here because somebody marched,” he said. “I’m here because you all sacrificed for me.”Credit...
2015/02/27 02:47
2015/02/27 02:47
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THE Brits have been more comfortable discussion notions of social/ economic class than we are here in this classless paradise. (Was it Rick Santorum who called “middle class” a Marxist term?) In any...
2015/02/26 18:19
2015/02/26 18:19
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Most Southern terror lynching victims were killed on sites that remain unmarked and unrecognized. The Southern landscape is cluttered with plaques, statues, and monuments that record, celebrate, and...
2015/02/26 17:07
2015/02/26 17:07
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THIS WEEK: Feb. 27 to March 5, 2015 Winter in America: An Evening of Music and Poetry, with dynamic spoken-word readings by Marcus Colasurdo along with harpist Chelsea Smart and string musicians Mark...
2015/02/26 12:15
2015/02/26 12:15
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Each year in February, the achievements and history of black Americans blaze across that country’s mainstream media. So naturally, as the order of information dissemination across the Atlantic goes,...
2015/02/25 08:57
2015/02/25 08:57
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We have arrived at the point where the utter tedium and desperation of personal attacks against President Barack Obama about his life story and his loyalty are no longer news. The histrionics have...
2015/02/24 15:12
2015/02/24 15:12
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Leaving New York City to get my PhD on the other side of the country was one of the loneliest things I’ve ever done. It meant leaving my whole life behind, Brooklyn, my friends, and a relationship...
2015/02/20 20:26
2015/02/20 20:26
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... New York, NY. James Baldwin sprawls across the bed in his New York apartment to jot down some notes.Credit Photograph by Bettmann / Corbis Take up the White Man’s burden— Ye dare not...
2015/02/20 12:07
2015/02/20 12:07
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THIS WEEK: Feb. 20 to 26, 2015 Blind Date with a Book. Stop by the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston; the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top or the Osterhout Free...
2015/02/19 14:26
2015/02/19 14:26
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... another of the white man’s tools sent to spy!” Malcolm told Alex Haley when they first met. Photograph by Eve Arnold.Credit MAGNUM PHOTOS On summer nights, in 1963, Malcolm X drove his blue...
2015/02/19 13:42
2015/02/19 13:42
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In 1992, 22 years before Ava DuVernay’s Selma – which is, amazingly, the first major cinema release to feature Dr Martin Luther King Jr as a central character – came another Hollywood study of a key...
2015/02/18 11:50
2015/02/18 11:50
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When I left religious life last July I knew many things about the state of the Roman Catholic Church. I knew that numbers were inflated, that most parishes count the number of baptized members as part...
2015/02/18 07:56
2015/02/18 07:56
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Feb. 5, 1965: What kind of car did you drive in 1965? Galaxies must have been a popular choice. This ad for used cars at Cape Fear Ford at 215 Market St. contained a half dozen for sale. Here are a...
2015/02/17 18:14
2015/02/17 18:14
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... ain’t nothing strange when Colored go crazy. Strange is when we don’t,” remarks a character in Cynthia Bond’s new novel, Ruby. And yet the people of Liberty Township in east Texas attribute the...
2015/02/16 23:45
2015/02/16 23:45
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Writer Alice Walker earned a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple, which was later adapted into film. As a civil rights activist she walked in the 1963 March on Washington and volunteered to...
2015/02/16 06:26
2015/02/16 06:26
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Langston Hughes’s genial, generous, and guarded persona was self-protective.Credit Photograph by Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten Trust / Beinecke Library, Yale By the time the British artist Isaac...
2015/02/15 10:09
2015/02/15 10:09
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NEW YORK — One hundred years ago this spring, Hollywood came of age in a blaze of wonder and fury. D.W. Griffith's three-hour Civil War epic, "The Birth of a Nation," was released in April 1915 after...
2015/02/14 18:04
2015/02/14 18:04
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I don't even remember when I first met You. Maybe that is because the average human attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to eight seconds now, dipping below that of goldfish....
2015/03/01 03:43
2015/03/01 03:43
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