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  • Book gives beautifully illustrated history of Italy's Basilica of St. Francis

    "The Basilica Of St. Francis In Assisi" by Gianfranco Malafarina; Thames and Hudson (324 pages, 335 color illustrations, $95) Assisi's famous Basilica of St. Francis consists of two churches stacked on top of each other. Both are pilgrimage sites for...
  • 'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...
  • From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts

    From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts
    Editor's note: As the process of normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations begins, we look back to 1969 when critic Renata Adler assessed the impact of Cuba's revolution on the nation's artists. In this year of severe rationing and shortages of nearly everything...
  • Pa. lawmakers, activists push for industrial hemp

    Hemp is deeply rooted in the history of south central Pennsylvania. Between 1720 to 1870, there were more than 100 water-powered hemp mills in Lancaster and York counties, according to area hemp historian Les Stark. In 1870, Adams County was the second...
  • Tips: Give the gift of family history

    There's no better time to begin learning about family roots, especially as you're gathered together in celebration. And doing so is easier than ever. While researching family history or exploring ethnic roots was once a task-heavy chore, filled with...
  • Like father, like son: Wisconsin's Ed Nuttycombe joins Charlie in U.S. track Hall of Fame

    Like father, like son: Wisconsin's Ed Nuttycombe joins Charlie in U.S. track Hall of Fame
    Nine years ago, Charlie Nuttycombe was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He could have chosen anyone to present him, but his son, Ed, was his easy pick. Ed reminded his father that he had coached...
  • Japan is honest on history and 'comfort women'

    To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
  • Carolina Panthers - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - Carolina Panthers - INSIDE SLANT With the Carolina Panthers about to complete their 20th year, Jerry Richardson is still waiting to check off the two biggest items on his NFL owner bucket list: a Super Bowl win and consecutive winning...
  • Houston Texans - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT Entering Case Keenum's second consecutive start at quarterback, the Houston Texans have lost the element of surprise. Jacksonville's coaching staff watched the tape of Keenum helping the Texans defeat...
  • Cards hope Stanton returns for playoffs

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Arizona Cardinals - INSIDE SLANT The Arizona Cardinals are hopeful that quarterback Drew Stanton will be ready for the playoffs after missing the final two regular-season games with a sprained knee. Meanwhile,...