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  • 'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...
  • PBS looks for 'God in America'

    Airing over three consecutive nights beginning Monday, Oct. 11 (check local listings), the six-hour PBS series "God in America," a co-venture of "Frontline" and "American Experience," blends documentary footage, historical dramatizations and interviews...
  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Officer in shooting led turbulent life

    Facing a possible arrest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Marine after a night of club-hopping, Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba continues to pop in to the Eastern District station where he worked for years. Here, the 15-year...
  • Hampton to celebrate its rich black history in 400th anniversary year

    Fort Monroe is a landmark in the black history of the United States. It is the first place where Africans arrived and where slaves sought refuge during the Civil War more than 200 years later. It is a connection being drawn on by the organizers of...
  • If you go: New York City events, deals and more

    Lodging Aloft Hotel Harlem, 2300 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 124th St., 212-749-4000; aloftharlem.com. Located in the heart of Harlem, Aloft has neighbors that include a hair-care store, an upscale florist and a movie theater — quintessential...
  • Constitution Day: Laura Bush's lesson

     
    by Mark Silva The Constitution is 221 years old today. First Lady Laura Bush, who turned 60 not long ago, spoke to the occasion today in the East Room of the White House. Joined by the director of the National......
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • A night of awe for L.A.'s youth orchestra

     
    It was an evening of awe. They stood in the corridor, instruments in hand; their soft whispers wondered what it was like on the other side. Then, as 100 or so pint-size musicians of the YOLA EXPO Centre Youth Orchestra......
  • Whoa dude, it's the Grateful Dead with Washington and Lincoln

     
    Dennis Larkins can be forgiven his feeling of déjà-vu, as he strolls through the new Grateful Dead exhibit at the New York Historical Society. Thirty years ago, he and Peter Barsotti created an iconic poster for the band’s 1980 shows......
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......