‘Looking for Lincoln’

With all the Abraham Lincoln buzz this month, in commemoration of our 16th president’s 200th birthday, every night brings something new to watch. Tonight, we’re looking forward to catching scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Looking for Lincoln on PBS. From the look of the previews, it promises to be a fascinating documentary. Here’s what media columnist Richard Prince had to say about it at his blog:
(more…)

Catching and Being Caught

Catching and Being CaughtOn an achingly cold, steel-gray Indiana Monday — a Monday like hundreds before and since — I received a very personal gift by way of a quiet hero from the civil rights movement, one that remains intertwined with my hopes for myself and the communities of which I am part.
(more…)