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  • 'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
  • READER SUBMITTED: "The Fabric Of Time" Has History Covered

    On May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Simsbury Historical Society will host an event celebrating the significance of fiber arts in America. "The Fabric of Time" offers real-life illustrations of the story of important household industries including quilting,...
  • Crimea won, Putin tries not to lose Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin looks likely to go down in history as the Russian leader who won back Crimea, but he is fighting to avoid also being remembered as the man who let Ukraine escape from Moscow's sphere of influence. The next six weeks will...
  • Teen lives, learns with Holocaust survivors

    Teen lives, learns with Holocaust survivors
    Trude Chester fled Germany and the Holocaust for Kenya and never saw her parents again. The 101-year-old Chicagoan shares memories and photos of her childhood with only a select few — including Jonas Trittmann, a young German who has become...
  • Third-round co-leader Spieth can make history at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. While his older brother stood on the 18th green, ready to become the youngest 54-hole leader in the history of the Masters, Steven Spieth leaned over to three friends near the back of the gallery, throwing out a line from "Happy Gilmore."...
  • New president of the Allentown Art Museum is rolling out the welcome mat.

    When the search committee looking for a new president for Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley first approached David Mickenberg about the job last year, Mickenberg says the presentation was impressive. It offered a picture of a museum in a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Free Ancestor Research Help

    Get free, personal help with YOUR family history - Family Stories Bring Us Together. Learn How to do Genealogical Research then Celebrate and Share Your Family Heritage. What will you discover? It's not just history - it's YOUR history. Professional...
  • Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel

    Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio marriage was novel
    Just about two weeks ago, this newspaper and WGN Radio quietly celebrated 90 years together. But in a few months, they will be calling it quits. The Tribune Co.'s broadcast and publishing divisions are going their separate ways, ending a media...
  • History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...
  • How the Orioles fared through 10 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through 10 games in seasons they made the playoffs
    The Orioles play the Toronto Blue Jays in their 11th game of the season tonight at Camden Yards. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch against Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison, and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. How does this...
  • Cypress Bay, Sagemont boys to defend state tennis titles

    The boys' tennis teams from Cypress Bay and Sagemont hope that history repeats itself, while the girls' teams from Cypress Bay and Pembroke Pines Charter plan on making history. Cypress Bay's boys have won back-to-back Class 4A titles and are hoping...