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  • Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
    The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an...
  • Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library

    Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library
    It's hard not to admire their inventiveness, their refusal to be cowed by the stubborn and unyielding truth, their bravado and their nerve. The dozens of charlatans, schemers and impostors on display in "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," an entertaining new...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson; Simon & Schuster (560 pages, $35) The epic scope of Walter Isaacson's task in...
  • Tim Kawakami: With one swing, Ishikawa cements himself in Giants lore

    SAN FRANCISCO Travis Ishikawa and Michael Morse were not Giants legends before Thursday, but they are now. That's what this team is: A bunch of guys just patiently waiting their turns to be legendary, on a nightly basis. Then doing the legend thing,...
  • Documentary To Share Stories Of Photojournalists Covering Connecticut

    Documentary To Share Stories Of Photojournalists Covering Connecticut
    "One Moment, One Image: Connecticut History Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist" is a documentary that will share stories of the state's history from some of The Hartford Courant's current and former photojournalists, as well as other Courant staff...
  • Cowboys offensive line sets the tone

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Dallas Cowboys - INSIDE SLANT Cowboys' offensive line sets the tone The Dallas Cowboys, coming off their Seattle high, will go in search of a sixth consecutive victory when they face the New York Giants on Sunday at...
  • Oral history project seeks stories from Mathews, Middlesex residents

    Oral history project seeks stories from Mathews, Middlesex residents
    MATHEWS – Jessica Taylor, an oral history professor with the University of Florida, was amazed by the humility of the Mathews County residents she interviewed over the summer. "Many of them didn't think they had anything important to say and...
  • Jim Souhan: Postseason rewards brains over bucks

    When the Star Tribune ran a story on Monday detailing the Twins' plans to avoid big-ticket free agents this winter, the response was furious and predictable. The Twins are cheap. The Twins are misguided. Even if both sentiments are true, they have...
  • Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players

    Negro Leagues museum in Kansas City tells long-ignored stories of great baseball players
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you first step into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you gaze through chicken wire onto a makeshift baseball field that features 10 former Negro Leaguers among the first to be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame....
  • 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt

    This bit of heroics isn't "what I wanted to do," Brad Pitt's battle-scarred sergeant, and a hundred movie sergeants before him, growl. "But it's what we're doing." "Fury" is the sort of World War II movie Hollywood used to churn out four or five times...
  • Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums

    Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums
    "From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...