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  • Fifty years ago, the Phillies coughed up the pennant

    Fifty years ago this week, everyone believed the Philadelphia Phillies were heading to the World Series. Just three years earlier, the hapless Phillies were the worst team in baseball, winning only 47 of their 154 games and finishing last in the...
  • Football: St. Geme makes name for himself at CdM

    Football: St. Geme makes name for himself at CdM
    Before Scott Meyer coached Bo St. Geme at Corona del Mar High, Meyer's father coached against St. Geme's dad in high school 36 years ago. It happened twice during the 1978 season, and each time Meyer was there. Meyer, an eighth-grader at the time, stood...
  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Stream Insects Focus Of Natural History Museum Activity

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold water a quality activity "Stream Insects" on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Paula Coughlin, citizen science coordinator at the...
  • Blame and forgiveness in David Bezmozgis' 'The Betrayers'

    Blame and forgiveness in David Bezmozgis' 'The Betrayers'
    What does the novelist do in the face of history? Such a question, notes David Bezmozgis in his essay "The Novel in Real Time," once made Philip Roth worry about contemporary fiction, which he feared might be overwhelmed by "our absurd and almost...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • Avon Veteran On A Mission To Collect 200 Military Histories

    Avon Veteran On A Mission To Collect 200 Military Histories
    AVON — Bill Newman has worked for more than 10 years to record the military histories of veterans in town. Newman, 75, is a U.S. Army veteran who served six years on active duty during the Vietnam War and also served in the Army Reserves. A past...
  • Students get a history lesson as Remembrance Parade commemorates 9/11

    Students get a history lesson as Remembrance Parade commemorates 9/11
    David Zakaryan, 12, stood on the sidewalk outside Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta last Thursday morning, holding a miniature American flag in his hands. David wasn’t alive when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks brought the nation to a...
  • Community: Home tour set to revive a sense of history

    Community: Home tour set to revive a sense of history
    Ignite your weekend with a little romance via the Glendale Historical Society's Romantic Revivals Home Tour on Sept. 28, featuring six period Revival homes built from the 1920s to 1940s in the Jewel City. “We wanted to show the different Revival...
  • Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]

    Don't rule out 'boots on the ground' [Commentary]
    Geopolitical analysts are especially fond of quoting Edmund Burke and George Santayana on the folly of ignoring the lessons of history and the dangers of repeating the original decisions. But what's even more imprudent, and potentially fatal, is to...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...