| May 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This timeless trip begins with a classic ride.
"The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House.
His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all. At...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With the wild success of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, there is reason to celebrate of late, so why not give fans another opportunity to raise a glass.
In Cambridge, Mass., the Boston Brew Tour beckons. This one is for the adults....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 1:40 PM
In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.
-The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
| May 23, 2011
| 8:53 AM
On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history.
Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:57 PM
On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:43 PM
A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:33 PM
Lawmakers in Oklahoma recently joined officials in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Tennessee and elsewhere in trying to prohibit high schools in their states from adopting the new American history Advanced Placement exams. These critics charge that...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Two academic programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have begun the process of rehiring controversial professor James Kilgore — a decision that could have financial implications for the public university system.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
12:01 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.
In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Karen Hess brought a sharp eye for accuracy and passion for primary sources to culinary history, debunking erroneous if charming notions of what earlier Americans grew, cooked and ate. She was also known — some might say notoriously so — for...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16
Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...