Story | May 14, 2011
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Story | Dec 14, 2010The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it would be terribly wrong to force entire tribes to move simply because white settlers wanted their territory — but added that it would be nice if the Indians would voluntarily relocate west of the Mississippi. Once Andrew Jackson became president in 1829, pretense about resettlement being voluntary quickly faded. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 didn't directly authorize seizing land, but the Southern states hungrily eyeing autonomous Indian nations on their borders took it as license to do just that. Georgia's Cherokee Code annexed almost all Cherokee lands and declared that any Indian who resisted Jackson's removal policy would be subject to arrest.
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Story | Aug 6, 2010 | 4:36 PM
By now, the Silversun Pickups' origin story is as well known as Peter Parker's: The Silver Lake rockers worked their way up from local clubs to mainstream success, culminating in a Grammy nomination for best new artist. Suffice it to say the hometown...
Story | Aug 8, 2010 | 4:35 PM
The indie act, whose sound has evolved and deepened, delivers highly charged modern guitar rock. Not every rock act needs to change to play the big rooms. At the Greek Theatre on Friday, the Silversun Pickups looked as they always...