How a newspaper cartoon with a swastika-wearing Trump roiled a Florida community

The June 11 cartoon, created by veteran contributing cartoonist Peter Evans, depicts President Trump saying, “Chuck the Constitution.” The caption puts Trump’s urging to “dominate” and “arrest and try” Black Lives Matter protesters in opposition to the First Amendment’s protection for peaceful assembly. To try to drive home his point, Evans drew a partially obscured swastika on Trump’s suit jacket. …

Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

Ricci met Heerdegen, a camera operator for films and television, on the set of her short-lived TV series “Pan Am” in 2011. They started dating the following year, and married in 2013. Ricci is best known for her childhood work in hit films including “Casper” and “The Addams Family,” and for her adult appearances in indie films including “Black Snake …

Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

Joe Ely’s new album, titled “Love In the Midst of Mayhem,” is his response to the coronavirus By STEVEN WINE Associated Press July 2, 2020, 3:01 PM 2 min read Joe Ely, “Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack ‘Em Records) Joe Ely’s leftovers are keepers, as “Love In the Midst of Mayhem” shows. Idled by the coronavirus — the …

Trump says he looks like Lone Ranger in a mask and likes it

After long resisting wearing a mask in public, President Donald Trump says he thinks it makes him look like the Lone Ranger — and he likes it By AAMER MADHANI and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press July 2, 2020, 2:47 AM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — After long resisting wearing a …

William Johnson painted race riots in ‘Moon Over Harlem,’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art is always expressing things people don’t want to say into megaphones. It gives voice to inner life and ambivalence, and provides an outlet for people feeling pressure to be on the same page as everyone else. (Being “like-minded,” in my experience, is a state to which the best artists are constitutionally averse.) William Henry Johnson, a celebrated African American …

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” has died By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press July 1, 2020, 3:07 AM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel …

‘Lot Six’ by David Adjmi book review

And yet, Adjmi refers to the “mystic religious joy of childhood.” He delighted in a playground of “culture” — museums, plays, food and the trove of New York City art that his mother regularly exposed him to. But there was a dark depth to the sea of David’s early life, even in the joyful memories. As a child, he became …

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

Musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large crowds without masks By KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer June 30, 2020, 12:34 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country …

Will 2020 be the year we get a live-action black Captain America?

At a moment in time where black people across the world are protesting in unison for their rights and demanding to be heard, it would be impossible to ignore the significance of such a superhero sight. But if Mackie’s character becomes the captain in Disney Plus’s upcoming “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” the decision was in the works long …

AP sources: NBC gets US Open as Fox gets out of contract

An announcement was expected Monday. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. NBC televised the U.S. Open from 1995 through 2014. That ended when the USGA signed a 12-year deal with Fox Sports worth about $1 …