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Janelle Monae explores surveillance in her 1st art exhibit
Janelle Monae explores the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new temporary art installation in downtown Los Angeles
Today in History
Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2017. There are 26 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1952, the Great Smog of London descended on the British capital; the unusually thick fog, which contained toxic pollutants, lasted five days and was blamed
What's new on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in October
"Stranger Things" fans, rejoice! The second season of the popular Netflix series premieres on the streaming service on Oct. 27, and to tide users over until then, films including "Boogie Nights, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and "I Love You Man" will become available starting today. On
Gap's Fashion, Pop-Culture Highs and Lows Through the Years
The announcement by Gap Inc . that it is closing a quarter of its namesake stores in North America by January may bring to mind the retailer's many fashion and pop-culture moments through the years, including some iconic advertising campaigns. "The brand has struggled a bit more recently finding
A Go-Slow Approach To Immigration Reform (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DEEP DIVISIONS: House Republicans delivered a sharp reality check to the prospect of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, with lawmakers declaring Wednesday evening that the House not only rejects the Senate’s comprehensive plan passed two ...
President Obama Honors the Arts … and 'Star Wars'
Awarding the national medals for arts and humanities, President Obama today highlighted the cultural importance of the literary work of Joan Didion, the rhythm and blues of Allen Toussaint, and, of course, the cool special effects of “Star Wars.” Recalling the first time he saw...
Camilo Jose Vergara First Photographer to Receive National Humanities Medal
Camilo Jose Vergara Has Documented Poor, Segregated Neighborhoods Across the Country
Film Gives Voice to Men Falsely Convicted in Central Park Jogger Case
In one of the most controversial crimes of the century, five black and Hispanic teenagers were convicted in the 1989 rape and beating of Trisha Meili, known at the time only as the "Central Park jogger." Having already served between 5 and 13 years for the crime, the young men, known by many as the
Lap Dances, Booze and Bills: Welcome to Miami’s Club Fed
Venezuelan vanities come to play in Miami. The forever boomtown, the city Joan Didion once described as a “Latin capital a year or two away from a new government” has gentrified and softened in the past few decades. But life at Miami’s downtown maximum-security Federal...
'Steve Jobs' and 'Blue Nights' Reveal Dark Side of Adoption
Fear of Abandonment Was Theme in Life of Apple Founder Jobs and Quintana Roo Dunne