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Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, shaped the essential playlist of black lives

The group that old radio jocks called the Elements of the Universe is one of the most important funk bands ever.

February 5, 2016

A Post columnist says goodbye to the paper, and half her life

No matter what you do next, a good goodbye is essential. And so hard.

February 5, 2016

How princesses and dolls teach us to play small — even when we’re big girls

Despite changes, many beloved female characters still don’t fill out their full proportions.

January 31, 2016

We made our sons shovel snow for free, with priceless results

Sometimes it takes a blizzard to meet your village.

January 28, 2016

Is it better for Chris Rock to host the Oscar ceremony or boycott it?

What’s most remarkable is the question. Race has come to Hollywood in cinematic fashion.

January 24, 2016

What namby-pamby Washington can learn from tough Chicago about winter

In the Windy City, winter is always coming. It produces extra hardiness. Also, a superiority complex.

January 21, 2016

It’s January, and we’re all Scrooges now

Why can't we be more generous all year round to those who have less?

January 15, 2016

Maybe Hollywood’s not racist — it just has a processing disorder

The film industry has a long history of not seeing people of color. Especially not in the role of Oscar nominee.

January 15, 2016

People give for the holidays until it hurts — but then comes January

Must the privacy of the poor be invaded — sob stories and sad images exposed — before we help?

January 14, 2016

Digital or paper planner? Either way, there still isn’t enough time.

How an annual ritual involving buying a planner also is a meditation about how we fill our lives.

January 10, 2016