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  • When Warren Harding bared all to his mistress

    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read...
  • Hampton proceeding with second phase in contraband camp dig

    Hampton proceeding with second phase in contraband camp dig
    HAMPTON — The city will pitch in public dollars and solicit private donations to help fund the second phase of an archaeological dig at the location of the Grand Contraband Camp downtown. Archaeologists working on the site close to Lincoln...
  • Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

    To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • A celebration of Freedom. Interpretations may vary

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4: When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"? We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
  • Michel Pastoureau's book on the color green is a drab read

    "Green: The History of a Color" by Michel Pastoureau; Princeton University Press (240 pages, $35) Years ago, long before we described terrorism threat levels in colors, I wrote a story that I often refer to as my "ode to Orange," though my editors...
  • Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history

    Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history
    The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday. War and sectarian conflict have shrunk Iraq's...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

    Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit
    Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon, took to Reddit on Tuesday to promote the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Calling himself a "global space statesman," Aldrin answered questions about colonizing Mars,...
  • For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

    WASHINGTON In a sign of the complexity of the crisis in Iraq, where Islamic radicals have declared a modern caliphate that stretches across century-old borders and politicians appear deadlocked on who should lead a new government in Baghdad, scholars who'...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...