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  • Views From Our History: A Growing Spirit Of Christmas

    Views From Our History: A Growing Spirit Of Christmas
    In Colonial days, the Puritan residents of Connecticut did not celebrate Christmas. Thus for its first half-century of publication, The Courant took no notice of the holiday. But in the 19th century, the Christmas traditions of other cultures took root,...
  • Democrats' past on repeat: 2015 has echoes of 1991

    Democrats' past on repeat: 2015 has echoes of 1991
    History never repeats, but sometimes things circle back in intriguing ways. How else to explain parallels between 1992 and 2016, with a pair of candidates named Clinton, at the start of their presidential campaigns, shadowed by liberal icons of the...
  • Musikfest 2015 poster highlights area's history

    Musikfest 2015 poster highlights area's history
    A 1950s drive-in movie marquee emblazoned with the Bethlehem Steel logo, musical symbols and more is the official poster for Musikfest 2015. It's a way to highlight the festival and "the region's rich history, as well as its bright future," officials say....
  • Removing the pancreas used only rarely as a means of preventing cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is preventative surgery an option for people with a strong genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer? If not, are there any screening tests that can catch it early? ANSWER: Although removing the pancreas is a possibility for people...
  • Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17th Century

    Part 1: State's Compulsion To Innovate Traced Back To 17<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Century
    Mark Twain nailed the description of a Connecticut Yankee innovator. The year was 1889, less than a decade after Twain handed in perhaps the first book manuscript written on a typewriter. Hartford was, in the words of historian William Hosley, "The...
  • Part 3: An Industrial Ecosystem Emerges Around Sam Colt's Guns

    Part 3: An Industrial Ecosystem Emerges Around Sam Colt's Guns
    Sam Colt's pistol with a revolving cylinder, perhaps the greatest single innovation in firearms history, belongs to Connecticut despite its birth elsewhere. The gun, and the man, defined the industrial ecosystem that built up around Hartford and the...
  • Russian leaders seek to revisit history as tension with U.S. grows

    Russian leaders seek to revisit history as tension with U.S. grows
    A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II as a "crime against humanity." The effort to reconsider history by Sergei Naryshkin, the...
  • Speedway brought life in the fast lane to 1920s Beverly Hills

    Long before the swank fashion and jewelry stores opened on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills was attracting a fast crowd. More than 90 years ago, the superstars of the silent cinema could be found enjoying auto racing at the Beverly Hills Speedway on their...
  • Russian 'menace' is overstated

    Russian 'menace' is overstated
    Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast's commentary, "How dangerous is Russia?" (Dec. 22), sets up some straw men and creates a specter of menace over the current twist in Russian relations versus the West. But Russia never invaded the West while historically both...
  • ‘Shutter’: Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca get weird with Image series

     
    While interviewing writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila Del Duca about their creator-owned Image Comics series “Shutter,” the first thing […]...
  • Where Wonder Woman came from

    Where Wonder Woman came from
    Some 2,500 years ago, the Greeks had a big Amazon moment. Warrior women who gloried in their freedom rode into Western culture in the myths, artwork and histories of classical antiquity. On horseback, shooting bows, swinging battle-axes, hurling spears...