Entertainment & Culture

Image:Jackie Robinson in his Kansas City Monarchs uniform 1945.

It is the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson changed the world of baseball and many other of the U.S. public’s views on issues.  He broke the barrier for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  On SI.com (...

Book Cover: Captain Underpants

The 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report was released by the American Library Association this morning.

The report details library trends...

African American boy near Cincinnati, Ohio. John Vachon, photgrapher ,

During the first half of the 20th century, the city of Chicago was shaped and reshaped by waves of migration and immigration as African Americans poured in from the South and newcomers arrived from Europe and Mexico.

Screenshot: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in Adam's RIb (1949)

According to researchers at the University of Rochester, "Discussing five movies about relationships over a...

Gabrielle Douglas

Lifetime’s The Gabby Douglas Story, a Lifetime Original movie, premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Feb. 1

It tells the...

Facade at Westminster Abbey featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s (1929-68) birthday is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year.  

President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January 20...

Spies, traitos and Saboteurs, Fear and Freedom in America

From the Revolutionary War to the War on Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America provides unprecedented perspective into terror on American soil and raises the question on how to preserve civil liberties and conduct a war on...

Chicago World's Fair Poster

What do the telephone, the Ferris Wheel, a 28,000 pound typewriter, and nylon stockings have in common? They were just a few of the thousands of featured products, curiosities, and inventions that made their debut at one of 17 international...

Governor John Connally, Nellie Connally, President John F. Kennedy, and Jacqueli

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, the event and its aftermath were transmitted to a stunned nation via photography and television. Many of the key news photographs from those days were taken...

John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb.

This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his presidential campaign materials. Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

On Friday, Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of...