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For Milford Graves, Jazz Innovation Is Only Part of the Alchemy

For Milford Graves, Jazz Innovation Is Only Part of the Alchemy

Milford Graves in his Queens home. The jazz drummer’s garage and basement laboratory are filled with evidence of his varied interests, from martial arts to the biology of the human heart.
For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

Palestinians gathered for a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Friday.
Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Tennessee Democrat Pull a Doug Jones?

Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Tennessee Democrat Pull a Doug Jones?

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has breakfast with a group of students from the University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center.
Left vs. Left: Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich Battle for Governor of Ohio

Left vs. Left: Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich Battle for Governor of Ohio

In the May 8 Democratic primary for governor of Ohio, two well-known progressives, Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich, are running on differing brands of liberalism that reflect divergences on the
James H. Cone, a Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

James H. Cone, a Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone was a central figure in the development of black liberation theology and a professor at Union Theological Seminary.
U.S. Allies Brace for Trade War as Tariff Negotiations Stall

U.S. Allies Brace for Trade War as Tariff Negotiations Stall

Mercedes cars at a shipping terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany. German cars are one of the sticking points in talks on whether temporary American exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs for the
Review: At New York Theater Ballet, Safe Bets Become Bold

Review: At New York Theater Ballet, Safe Bets Become Bold

Amanda Treiber, left, and Elena Zahlman in Jerome Robbins’s “Rondo” on Friday at Florence Gould Hall.
A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

Taking the stage at a transgender beauty pageant this month in Maria Respondo, a village in Minglanilla, Philippines. The heavily Catholic country is known for its conservatism, yet remarkably
When ‘Hair’ Opened on Broadway, It Courted Controversy From the Start

When ‘Hair’ Opened on Broadway, It Courted Controversy From the Start

Gavin Creel, left, as Claude and Will Swenson as Berger in the 2009 Broadway revival of "Hair."

What Today’s Gun Control Activists Can Learn From Old Battles

In the 1980s, the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and the shooting of his press secretary, Jim Brady, led to a call for gun control. Decades later, students who survived the
One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle

One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle

Amazon has become the most convenient target for groups in Seattle worried about home prices and paralyzing traffic.
Op-Ed Contributor: Are Pretty Good Marvel Superhero Movies the Best Hollywood Can Do?

Op-Ed Contributor: Are Pretty Good Marvel Superhero Movies the Best Hollywood Can Do?

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
A Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

A Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

Monuments to the victims of lynchings are suspended from the ceiling of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.
Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel

Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel

Hopper aims to help those with flexible travel dates or destinations as well as spontaneous travelers.

He Drove a Tesla on Autopilot From the Passenger Seat. The Court Was Not Amused.

The British man was barred from driving for 18 months after being videotaped sitting with his hands behind his head, cruising at 40 miles per hour in “heavy” traffic.

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

Fickett Street in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood in Los Angeles transformed into a one-day “play street” as part of a design initiative to reclaim streets for civic life. It was a collaboration with
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Lands the Biggest Global Opening Ever

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Lands the Biggest Global Opening Ever

From left, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Would Give Japan’s SoftBank Bigger Foothold in U.S.

T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Would Give Japan’s SoftBank Bigger Foothold in U.S.

Masayoshi Son, the founder of SoftBank, in February. Since SoftBank acquired Sprint in 2012, Mr. Son has vowed to take on the American market leaders Verizon and AT&T.