The convulsive aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has raised questions about poverty and race in America. But it can also be seen as a long-delayed reckoning with balkanized racism around St. Louis.
The New York mayor, police commissioner, and leaders of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities met Wednesday to address the tensions in minority neighborhoods, following an alleged chokehold death by police last month.
After months of wrangling, the musicians’ union and Met’s management came to terms on how to cut costs just in time for the 2014-15 season to open in September. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, bohemian opera prospers.
The Church of England voted to allow women bishops Monday, and American Episcopalians feel like trailblazers. In 1989, the diocese of Massachusetts was the first in the history of the worldwide Anglican communion to ordain a woman bishop.