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  • Book review: 'Driven West'

    Book review: 'Driven West'
    The 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.
  • Lost L.A.: Huntington's private tribute to wife Arabella

    Lost L.A.: Huntington's private tribute to wife Arabella
    Power, money and love fuel extravaganzas. Railroad millionaire Henry E. Huntington had all three and used them in the closing decade of his life to build his eponymous San Marino library and gardens. You know the mansion, the cactus and the Japanese tea...

    Less than glorious: the War of 1812

    Less than glorious: the War of 1812
    No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments. Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...

    Silversun Pickups at the Greek Theatre Friday night

     
    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...

    Live review: Silversun Pickups at the Greek Theatre

     
    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...