Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks attends, but does not participate  in,  a Super Bowl XLIX media event at the Arizona Grand Hotel, Arizona. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Lynch, of course, is a solid Kerry name. So there is a pleasing serendipity about the notorious reticence and cuteness within the Kingdom football tra(...)

Woodrow Wilson: made jokes in black dialect and felt that interracial marriage would “degrade the white nations”.

On Thursday night, we sat around, talking about the lawyer and constitutional expert in the White House, a leader both didactic and charming, peacenik(...)

Muscle Shoals

Since the 1960s, the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, has been celebrated as the home of the Muscle Shoals Sound. That sound, a fusion of coun(...)

Florida free: a demonstration supporting Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

In 2010, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband during a row at her home, in Florida,(...)