Photo: Director of "Moonlight" Barry Jenkins holds Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar - 89th Academy Awards - Oscars Vanity Fair Party - Beverly Hills, California, U.S. - 27/02/17 (Danny Moloshok/ Reuters)
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There was a lot of confusion onstage after the envelope mixup that led Faye Dunaway to accidentally announce “La La Land” as Best Picture. “Moonlight” was the actual winner. Today some people are saying never mind the embarrassing snafu -- “Moonlight’s” win was historic.
In the Central Valley, Donald Trump has a lot of supporters, but there are also undocumented workers who are the backbone of the farm economy. Now that they face deportation, what will that mean for the state’s agriculture?
When Omar Saif Ghobash’s father, a diplomat, was assassinated, he started to question the world around him and contemplate violence in the Arab world. Now he’s written a personal yet political book -- in the form of letters to his young son -- about what it means to be a Muslim now.
Omar Saif Ghobash
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday is this month. An anniversary collection of her books is out. The stories are set in post-Civil War America. Children’s books editor for the New York Times, Maria Russo, says there’s much to learn from how the frontier family navigated that time, especially as we navigate today’s fractious era in America.
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Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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