June 23

                
  • Richard Jones, activist, 80

    Richard Jones, activist, 80

    June 22, 2007

    Richard Jones, a longtime peace and justice activist in Washington state, died April 28, soon after an 80th birthday party honoring his work. Jones had faced many challenges. After the early death of his father, his...

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  • Oceans 13: Shades of Robin Hood

    Oceans 13: Shades of Robin Hood

    June 22, 2007

    Like its predecessors, “Oceans Thirteen” is a crime/comedy action film about a gang of professional thieves and their high-profile robberies. The rich characters, crisp dialog, intense action and comedy in the original “Oceans Eleven” (2001) and...

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  • Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, lifelong radical

    Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, lifelong radical

    June 22, 2007

    Ousmane Sembene, universally regarded as the “father of African cinema,” died June 9 at the age of 84 at his home in Dakar, Senegal. A lifelong radical, his films tackled the most contentious issues in Africa,...

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  • No rules

    No rules

    June 22, 2007

    Over ribs, chicken, homemade salads and pies, beer and pop, our Memorial Day cookout turned from a local Steelers controversy to politics. Debate arose over a recent shooting and grappling with why pulling a gun has...

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  • A letter from New Haven

    A letter from New Haven

    June 22, 2007

    Reader’s corner I was born in Alabama. My father, who wanted better opportunities for our family, was recruited by Winchester, the rifle manufacturer, to come to New Haven and work. And many other African Americans from...

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