Ken Burns

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Linda Fairstein: dropped by her publisher after a public outcry about her role as DA in the wrongful convictions.

In April 1989, a 28-year-old investment banker, Trisha Meili, left her apartment in Manhattan and went jogging in Central Park. A few hours later she(...)

Katie Taylor in Ross Whitaker’s documentary

Katie Taylor might be the closest thing we have to royalty. Tell people you’re about to meet her, and watch their jaws shudder just a little. They cou(...)

Jack Johnson on July 4th, 1910, before his successful title defense against ‘’The Great White Hope’’ James J. Jeffries in Reno, Nevada. Donald Trump has said that he may offer the former world champion a full pardon. Photo: Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images

On December 26th, 1908, Jack Johnson pulverized reigning world heavyweight champion Tommy Burns so severely that police climbed through the ropes in t(...)

Eyes on the prize: Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison

Steven Ellison is riffing about jazz and death. He has been doing a lot of this since his fifth album as Flying Lotus, You’re Dead, arrived last ye(...)

California governor Jerry Brown ordered the state’s first mandatory water cuts on April 1st, the day when the annual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is critical to the state’s water supply, had nothing to measure. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Rarely has a measuring stick proven so effective at making a point. It was April Fool’s Day but this was no joke. Frank Gehrke, chief snow surveyor at(...)