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  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools. The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
  • Spirit of America's past lines streets of Cassadaga

    Spirit of America's past lines streets of Cassadaga
    At Halloween or any time, ghosts seem to be big business. Walking tours follow Florida's spirits from Pensacola to Key West, and volumes of spooky legends abound. In one, Jack Powell's "Haunting Sunshine," I read that Arthur, the spirit of an Irish tenor,...
  • ‘RoboCop: The Definitive History': See exclusive images from the book

     
    A new compendium about the cyborg film franchise “RoboCop” is out this week, and Hero Complex readers get an exclusive […]...
  • Jacobsburg Historical Society's Market Faire & Rendezvous this weekend

    Forget the Renaissance Fairs and the Civil War re-enactments. If you truly wish to experience a part of Americana with roots firmly established in the Lehigh Valley, then you owe it to yourself, your family and your friends to drop by the annual...
  • Virginia meets defenseless North Carolina in swing game

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — The highest-scoring game in Scott Stadium's 84-year history was Virginia's 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Might that benchmark be threatened Saturday when the Cavaliers face North Carolina? Virginia's defensive excellence...
  • Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame

    Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame
    In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" — his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities. The series revolving around the naive but resourceful...
  • NBMAA Exhibit Shows Quilting As An Artistic Expression For Women

    NBMAA Exhibit Shows Quilting As An Artistic Expression For Women
    In the days of early America, men, women and children were taught that inactivity was sinful. Men had jobs, children had school and women had household tasks. But between the chores, what could a woman do to keep her hands from becoming idle? Many...
  • Hartford: A City On The River

    Hartford: A City On The River
    In the beginning, the people and their river were as one. Indeed, the Connecticut River and its fertile valley were the reason the first European settlers plunked themselves down in Hartford. There was no way of knowing it in those days in the early...
  • Preview: Rutgers at Nebraska

    Ameer Abdullah's quest for a Heisman Trophy has led to an all-out assault of a number of school records at Nebraska, although the most historic part of his next game will be the two teams taking the field. The 16th-ranked Cornhuskers, who host Rutgers...
  • ‘American Horror Story': Twisty the Clown actor John Carroll Lynch is scary good

     
    When “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth […]...
  • Instead Of Passing By Danbury, Stop And Visit A Park With A Castle

    Instead Of Passing By Danbury, Stop And Visit A Park With A Castle
    Ah, Danbury. Otherwise known to me as the last city on I-84 before I get to New York state. On dozens of trips west, Danbury has always been the "hey, we're almost to New York" city or, on the return, "hey, we're finally back in Connecticut." But then...