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  • What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint

    What California Indians lost under Junipero Serra, soon to be saint
    Is there a word for the extinction of cultures? Not the people of those cultures, but the cultures themselves? I ask because one of the notable consequences of the California mission movement founded by and overseen by Father Junipero Serra was the loss...
  • New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture

    New PFAC exhibit explores black history, culture
    A new exhibit opening Saturday at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center captures one of the nation's — and the Peninsula's — ugliest chapters in history with a thought-provoking collection of photographs, paintings and other works of art....
  • Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction

    Decision to canonize Father Junipero Serra draws divided reaction
    He wandered beyond the edge of Christendom into a rugged land of "infidels" he sought to convert. When Father Junipero Serra and his cavalcade arrived at la bahia de San Diego in 1769, between 225,000 and 310,000 natives inhabited the territory that...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Let's (kind of) talk about sex

    'Downton Abbey' Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Let's (kind of) talk about sex
    Now that Mary has found time to go upstairs to take off her hat, "Downton Abbey" -- and Mary's love life -- moves forward in an interesting second episode of the season.  And yes, societial changes still abound. Could you imagine even last season seeing...
  • Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach

     Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach
    Running off at the typewriter … The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped. Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...
  • Winston Churchill: Journey through the life of the 'greatest Briton'

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one politician's death — and extending the recognition to a whole year, across an entire nation — might seem excessive. Unless that politician is Winston Churchill, and the nation is Britain. "Our...
  • Luck-Brady Will Be The Stuff Of History

    Luck-Brady Will Be The Stuff Of History
    An AFC Championship edition of Half-Baked Jake: Andrew Luck is 25. Tom Brady is 37. Luck is 0-3 against the Patriots, including last year in the playoffs. He has passed for 968 yards and six touchdowns in those games, but has eight interceptions and two...
  • 'Wish you were here' postcards enrich record of Florida's past

    January is a big month for postcards in Florida, as dealers from the North arrive to offer their wares to postcard collectors at various shows around the state. On Jan. 30 and 31, for example, the Sunshine Postcard Club presents its winter show in Tampa...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history
    Moviegoers are already hot for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' bondage-flavored Valentine's Day gift to cinemas doesn't open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history. The online ticketer...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1995, John Donmoyer becomes Allen's winningest boys basketball coach

    FLASHBACK: In 1995, John Donmoyer becomes Allen's winningest boys basketball coach
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. January 19 2010—Northampton shoots just 3-for-25 from the field and scores only two points in the middle periods but still hands Freedom a 15-9...
  • Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

    Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act
    To grow up in Atlanta is to be always aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story intertwines with your own fate. I was born in 1978 less than a mile from the Atlanta house where King grew up. As a schoolchild, I visited Auburn Avenue —...