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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    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...
  • Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour

    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....
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate 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...
  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    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,...
  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    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...
  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    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....
  • How exactly is America exceptional?

    How exactly is America exceptional?
    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...
  • U. of I. rehiring of controversial prof imperils donor funds

     U. of I. rehiring of controversial prof imperils donor funds
    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. Kilgore, who...
  • Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes

    Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes
    Cabinet Room 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...
  • Karen Hess: Food historian, caustic critic of American food

     Karen Hess: Food historian, caustic critic of American food
    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...
  • New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others

    New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others
    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...