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  • Freedom in the new year

    After time off for Christmas and feasts with young pigs, cattle and peaches (still summer-sweet because they were packed in wheat straw and cottonseed that kept them fresh), New Year's Day typically meant that Ed McCree, enslaved on a thousand-acre...
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • Hartford's Bulkeley High School To Establish Athletic Hall of Fame

    Hartford's Bulkeley High School To Establish Athletic Hall of Fame
    HARTFORD — The Bulldogs of Bulkeley High School will soon get their own athletic Hall of Fame, boosters said this week. Student-athletes, championship teams, coaches and administrators from nearly 90 years of Bulkeley sports history will be...
  • Putin hails Crimea annexation as 'most important milestone'

    Putin hails Crimea annexation as 'most important milestone'
    Russian President Vladimir Putin used his New Year's address to hail the March annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region as "the most important milestone in the country's history." The Kremlin leader's appeal to his countrymen's patriotic sentiments over...
  • Why Black History Month?

    Why Black History Month?
    Every February, college professors like myself are tasked with reminding students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind a designated month dedicated to this part...
  • Instead Of Walking Away, Blount Now Facing Things Head On

    Instead Of Walking Away, Blount Now Facing Things Head On
    CHANDLER, Ariz. — LeGarrette Blount, built like a Mack truck and able to cut like a Ferrari, was talking about his feet the other morning. "I've always had nice feet," the Patriots' 250-pound running back said Wednesday during the Super Bowl media...
  • Muhlenberg football names offensive coordinator; Kutztown lineman honored

    Nate Milne has been hired as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Muhlenberg after serving in the same capacity at Centennial Conference rival Susquehanna for the last seven years. A veteran with more than 15 years playing and coaching...
  • Longtime museum CEO Donches forced out

    Longtime museum CEO Donches forced out
    After leading the embattled National Museum of Industrial History for more than 17 years, former CEO Stephen Donches resigned Wednesday as part of a deal with the office of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Donches' departure is part of a yet-to-be-...
  • Angelina Jolie relies on 'sweat equity' in making 'Unbroken'

    Angelina Jolie had directed only one film before she decided to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." Jolie's retelling of the heroic tale of Louis Zamperini was a big step up from her first...
  • Could there be a benign 'European American' group? No

    Could there be a benign 'European American' group? No
    One of the more interesting questions about House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s speech to a group of “white nationalists” 12 years ago is whether the name of the organization should have given him pause. (Interesting, but irrelevant if...
  • Perfunctory 'The Historian' has a lot to learn

    Perfunctory 'The Historian' has a lot to learn
    With "The Historian," writer-director-star Miles Doleac mines, with decided veracity, his experiences as an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite passed the filmmaking final as evidenced by this...