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09/03/2015 - 5:19pm

    Friday was the 60th anniversary of the savage killing of Emmett Till.

    Till was a black 14-year-old Chicago boy who was visiting his great-uncle in Mississippi during the summer of 1955.

    It is said that...

09/03/2015 - 5:07pm

    It was 10 years ago that Lois Rice began counting down the rest of her life in the number of breaths that remained in those few inches of air between the water and the ceiling.

    Soaked, shivering and 60 years...

09/03/2015 - 4:50pm

    With every new installment of a mega-franchise that gets announced, from "Star Wars" to superhero movies, it becomes more glaringly obvious how dismally Hollywood studios have failed when it comes to finding women and people of color to direct some of the...

09/03/2015 - 4:40pm

    Last Friday, commentator Cathy Young published a piece for PostEverything criticizing the way people sometimes talk about cultural appropriation today. As is often the case when I read her, Young seems to have more faith that a new world order is at hand than I do, and...

09/03/2015 - 4:38pm

    This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

    More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was...

09/03/2015 - 4:37pm

    Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation -- the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task....

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