Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Updated 3:24 pm PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 NEW YORK (AP) — David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world's most respected and influential scholars, has died. Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died Sunday at age 92. Yale announced that he died of natural causes. Starting in 1967 with "The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture," Davis traced the evolution of how the West regarded human bondage from ancient times to the present. Davis drew upon the Bible, Greek philosophy and political and economic debates to show how the West defended, rationalized and fought for slavery before beginning to turn against it in the 18th and 19th centuries. He explored debates over whether the Bible justified or condemned slavery, how revolutionary leaders in the United States and France supported slavery even … [Read more...] about David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92
By Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 8:02 am | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 9:02 am There never seems to be a shortage of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Southern California. Sure, you’ll have to fork out the extra cash for the surge pricing of a Lyft or Uber, but 2018 has been a beast and it may be a time to hire a babysitter, get all dressed up and find an event that includes an open bar. This year’s variety of experiences includes everything from burlesque and circus performances, live heavy metal, punk rock, electronic, ’80s and jazz music and comedy shows with lots of party favors and enough cocktails and champagne to really ring it in right. If you’re unwilling to let another year slip by just lounging on the couch, watching a shiny ball drop in Times Square on TV and you’re ready to take it up a notch to kiss this rather annoying year goodbye, here are places you can go to … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve 2019: 20 events to go laugh, sing and dance in the New Year in Southern California
Jacob Bernstein, New York Times 7:45 pm PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 Agnes Gund on stage during the LDF 31th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.) less Agnes Gund on stage during the LDF 31th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NAACP Legal Defense and ... more Photo: Dave Kotinsky Agnes Gund and Klaus Biesenbach attend the 2018 Party in the Garden at Museum of Modern Art on May 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) Agnes Gund and Klaus Biesenbach attend the 2018 Party in the Garden at Museum of Modern Art on May 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) … [Read more...] about Is Agnes Gund the last good rich person?