In 1953, A.P. Tureaud Jr. enrolled as a freshman at Louisiana State University, becoming the school's first and only black undergraduate that year. Tureaud's family had filed a lawsuit on his behalf. And as he recalls it, life on campus was anything but easy.
This fiscal thriller, starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, is set during one day in 2008, as a group of brokers try to prevent their firm from going belly up. David Edelstein says that given the headlines, the film's timing couldn't be better. (Recommended)
After over 40 years of repression, Libyans the world over are celebrating the death of leader Moammar Gadhafi. Libyan-American student Sarah Burshan recalls her reaction to the emotional news of Gadhafi's death.
In Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan explores the life of Shirley Mason — the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book and 1976 TV movie. Mason later admitted to her psychiatrist that she'd made the whole thing up — but not before the story manufactured a psychiatric phenomenon.
After accusations of a rogue consonant at the World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw, the board game world is as shaken as its bag of lettered tiles. But is an elusive triple word score ever worth this kind of extreme unsportsmanlike conduct? Author Meg Wolitzer settles the score.
After 35 years as a Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens retired last year. His newly released memoir is about his time on the bench and the five Supreme Court chief justices he personally knew. He details his views of those justices and how his viewpoints on various issues evolved over the years.
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