Krista Germann

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A Hundred Years Later, “The Birth of a Nation” Hasn’t Gone Away

A hundred years ago, on February 8, 1915, D. W. Griffith released “The Birth of a Nation.” The movie became the fledgling film industry’s first blockbuster. It ran for over three hours at a time when most films were not longer than ten minutes. It had employed eighteen thousand people and used …

The Stunning Numbers Behind Laquan McDonald’s Death

Laquan McDonald was shot to death by Officer Jason Van Dyke of the Chicago Police Department on October 20, 2014. On November 24, 2015, the …

Crime

Will Black Lives Matter Be a Movement That Persuades?

Shutting down a college newspaper is no way to persuade critics.<p>It was the best of activism and the worst of activism.<p>In August, activists associated with Black Lives Matter, the nationwide movement to end unjust police killings, distinguished themselves among grassroots protestors: They crafted …

St. Louis police investigate officer's 'Michael Brown bonus' post

St. Louis County police are investigating a social media post in which one of its officers talks about how he spent his “annual Michael Brown bonus.”<p>The Guardian reports that Officer Todd Bakula posted on his Facebook page that he took his wife to a bed and breakfast using money he allegedly earned …

Officer Boasts Of 'Annual Michael Brown Bonus,' Prompts Investigation

“We understand the post is controversial," the St. Louis Police Department said.<p>A St. Louis County policeman who boasted of how he spent his "annual Michael Brown bonus" has prompted an investigation by the department.<p>Officer Todd J Bakula posted the message and two photos to his page, using the …

From Paris to Ferguson

One professor’s journey back home, to the reality of police violence<p>I’m a professor of psychology at Saint Louis University. I have every reason to be comfortable with my life, yet I also have every reason to be outraged by the longstanding and recently highlighted deadly assumptions about and …

What Changed In College Admissions This Summer

If they've done it the right way, members of the Class of 2016 are just coming back from their Best. Summer. Ever. to realize it may be time to get serious about college. Since many college-bound families started their search in junior year, the biggest question they have right now is "What's …

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

Former President Jimmy Carter had some harsh words to say about the current state of America’s electoral process, calling the country “an oligarchy …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Jay Z, Will Smith Executive Producing Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith will executive produce an upcoming HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, a teenager whose death in 1955 helped spark the civil …

Black History

Sandra Bland Was Murdered

So news broke yesterday that authorities in Waller County, Texas, have “full faith” that Sandra Bland committed suicide. They said there was “no …

Justice

Our favourite images of the week

The most breathtaking travel photos from the past seven days – capturing the magnificent Arabian Peninsula, Laos’ traditional weavers and the back streets of Venice.

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Books

Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I.

South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, is a mixture of the old Wild West and a complex, modern African hub — at least, that's how crime novelist Jassy Mackenzie describes it. Mackenzie was born across the border, in Zimbabwe, but she moved to Johannesburg — Joburg for short — as a child, …

Book News: Malala, Girl Shot By Taliban, Calls Books 'Weapons That Defeat Terrorism'

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education, helped open Europe's largest public library on Tuesday with a speech claiming that "pens and books are …

'Winter's Bone' Author Revisits A Tragedy In His Ozarks Hometown

The Ozarks mountain town of West Plains, Mo., is the kind of town where a person can stand in his front yard and have a comfortable view of his past.<p>"My mom was actually born about 150 or 200 feet that way, and my grandfather's house is I guess 200 yards that way," says Daniel Woodrell, author of</i> …

Best Safari? Botswana.

This year, my wife and I will be marking our 20th wedding anniversary – a fact to which our kids excitingly wanted to know, “where are we going to celebrate?”<p>Becoming an expert on family travel has pretty much mandated that we vacation with the children at every opportunity. Not that I’m …

Amazing Road Trips

November 2012

BCBG Shows Us 4 New and Sexy Ways to Wear a Men's Shirt

This morning, Nikki gave us behind-the-scenes access to the model fittings for BCBG's show. Now, let's take a look at the clothes that came down the runway.<p>The first part of the show was all about showing a sexy new way for women to wear a men's shirt. But I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill …