Entertainment & Culture

Hazing is still taking place in colleges and high schools despite laws that prohibit it.

Recently, Dekalb, Ill. police issued 22 warrants for the arrest of students at Northern Illinois University for violating the state's hazing statute...

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) is one of the best-known and most controversial photographers of the 20th century. As a taste-maker and provocateur, his highly stylized explorations of gender, race, and sexuality became hallmarks of the...

Throughout his 72-year career, Herblock, the award-winning cartoonist at the Washington Post revealed a concern and passion for the environment. His cartoons, along with photographs on environmental issues by 12 American photographers,...

Ira Glass

This American Life (TAL)—an example of reality radio—has won wide praise.  This weekly hour-long radio program produced by Chicago-based WBEZ and hosted by Ira Glass.

Recently a family member had a great trip to Cuba as part of a group exploring the country’s jazz culture.  The tour stayed primarily in Havana and enjoyed visiting the hotels, many of which the government has restored to resemble the...

Movie Poster: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012 American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one-act play Juicy and Delicious, is winning many awards during Oscar season. After...

Peanut buttter

Peanut butter, a food paste made primarily from ground dry roasted peanuts, is most popular in North America, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and parts of Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. The United States and China are leading...

Dr. Martin Luther King’s (1929-68) birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year.  

President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January...

 Intsallation: Peanuts chararacters :Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

Charles Schulz probably created the most beloved and successful  cartoon strip in history.

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit explores Schulz’s personal history and his role as the sole inspiration and artistic talent...

Screenshot:Ace in the Hole (Kirk Douglas)

"I can handle big news and little news. And if there's no news, I'll go out and bite a dog." Kirk Douglas as Chuck Tatum in Ace in the Hole.

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