Henry Louis Gates Jr.

In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines how Jim Crow still haunts the American imagination. Read more


Somepeople, especially the professional complainers of political correctness, havecalled “The Little Rascals” racist. In consequence, many episodes from thisseries of short movies from the 1930s have been shelved or censore.. Read more

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Dapper and affable, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has become the foremost public spokesman for African American history. With his PBS series “Exploring Our Roots” (out on DVD), Gates begins his genealogical journey with his own people before broadenin.. Read more

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This month First Stage Children’s Theater presents a production aimed at the youngest of audiences. Suitable for ages 3 to 6, Aesop’s Fables pairs talented comic actors Matt Daniels and Karen Estrada with two First Stage students. The well-... Read more


With an urban-slum setting similar to Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning phenomenon Slumdog Millionaire, only without any feel-good carrot at the end of the string, Pedro Costa’s three-hour drama In Vanda’s Room paints a realist picture of the Read more

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is perhaps the foremost historian of the African-American experience, both as a scholar and public intellectual. His latest endeavor under the latter heading is to host “African American Lives 2,” premiering 8 p.m., Feb. 6 .. Read more

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Outsider artist Martin Ramirez only began to draw late in the final half of his life The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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