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  • Archaeologists probe the secrets of a Smithfield colonial landmark

    Archaeologists probe the secrets of a Smithfield colonial landmark
    SMITHFIELD — If you had to choose an iconic example of a Tidewater plantation house, you could do a lot worse than Windsor Castle. In a National Register of Historic Places nomination submitted in 2000, architectural historian Mary Ruffin...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
  • Larry Kramer's 'Normal Heart' beats, finally, on HBO

    "WHY DID it take so long? Why did it take so long to make the play into a film?" That is the question Larry Kramer asked several months ago, as work progressed on Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Kramer's devastating 1985 play "The Normal Heart." Kramer'...
  • Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...
  • Authors R-Z

     - Return to other listings Ron Rapoport Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a sports commentator on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” His most recent book is “From Black Sox to Three-Peats.”...
  • Steen's goal in third overtime lifts Blues to victory

    ST. LOUIS Alex Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, in a marathon Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night at Scottrade Center. David Backes and Steve Ott assisted on...
  • Sam Mellinger: Royals fans have no basis for hope

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. James Shields has lived everything the Royals are dreaming of. He has clinched a division title at Kauffman Stadium, walked into his team's clubhouse to find plastic sheets protecting the lockers and goggles protecting some of his...
  • '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...
  • White House news group honors black reporter it once barred

    WASHINGTON Harry S. McAlpin made history in February 1944 when he became the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House. Time magazine and The New York Times noted the milestone. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who'd...
  • For San Francisco, a dress becomes a reminder of survival

    For San Francisco, a dress becomes a reminder of survival
    SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, the pre-dawn commemoration of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has featured dwindling survivors lined up on a stage at Lotta's Fountain, where those displaced by the April 18 temblor and fire once left messages for...
  • 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,...