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  • 'Family Guy': Valentine's Day

    Ah, St. Valentine’s Day. That special time of year that we celebrate a composite of three different Roman martyrs with signs of love, a tradition based off a poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer to celebrate the first anniversary of the...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...

    In Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" who tells the first tale? a) the nun b) the knight c) the merchant

    ANSWER: b) the knight

    So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...

    A Word, Please: Chaising an elusive longue

    A Word, Please: Chaising an elusive longue
    Did you know that, according to a lot of language sticklers, the type of chair so many people refer to as a "chaise lounge" is really a "chaise longue," using the French word for "long"? Well, neither do about 60% of the population, if a recent Google...