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  • Solved mystery of Herrin Massacre yields remembrance, reconciliation

     Solved mystery of Herrin Massacre yields remembrance, reconciliation
    Caked in mud, Steven Di Naso and Grant Woods crouched in the cemetery trench they were clearing with trowels and gloved hands. They were searching for evidence of bodies — many from Chicago — that had been deliberately forgotten after one of...
  • Exploring the ancient legacies of Peru

    Where do you go for vacation when much of your working life revolves around the history of America's oldest English-speaking region? If your wife's roots lie in South America — and she's drawn by the past, too — you might find yourself...
  • Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history

    Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history
    In 12th century France, women were generally regarded as useful only in the home – meant to run the household and raise children. It was men's work to handle politics and warfare. There have been exceptions to this unwritten rule throughout history,...
  • Boca Raton author explores history of moonshine in the American South

    Boca Raton author explores history of moonshine in the American South
    Check out any well-stocked bar these days, and you’ll see apple pie and cherry flavored moonshine right next to the melon vodka and Japanese scotch. How moonshine, once the illegal hooch of the Appalachian South, became a legal part of cocktail...
  • A day on Virginia's Eastern Shore

    A day on Virginia's Eastern Shore
    It's easy to think of the Eastern Shore of Virginia as one place, but that's too easy. After all, it's a good 70 miles from the tip of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Maryland state line, and the trip up U.S. Route 13 will take you through all...
  • Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

    Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
    Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her...
  • Apicius: Ancient Roman epitomized life of excess

    Apicius: Ancient Roman epitomized life of excess
    Apicius was such an over-the-top foodie, even by the grand standards of the Roman Empire, that his name not only became synonymous with the culinary high life but, so scholars believe, also the popular title for a cookbook formally known as "De re...
  • Brian Symonds values golf club history, design

    Brian Symonds values golf club history, design
    In his office at Winston Trails Golf Club, owner Brian Symonds is surrounded by history. There are golf clubs that belonged to the great amateur Bobby Jones. A wedge that Tommy Armour used when he played on the PGA Tour. The first prototype of the...
  • 'The Giver' Review: Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep Can't Teach This Predictable YA Thriller New Tricks

    By Inkoo Kang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Adolescence is a time of disorienting hurt and pain, which makes it a perpetually popular cinematic trope. Yet one of its potentially longest-lasting injuries has hardly been explored onscreen: the shock of...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • Local students experience Israel crisis first-hand

    Local high school students recently returned from the study abroad program Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Aside from learning about the 4,000-year history of the Holy Land both inside the classroom and at the historical sites, the students also...