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  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of Independence--the original--where would you travel? If you wanted to see the home of the man who drafted much of that document, where would you go? If you wanted to stick your tongue out at the colony that didn't join the 12 original colonies in voting for this, which colony (state) would that be?
  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...

    'Star Wars Rebels' to re-air on ABC with Darth Vader cameo

    'Star Wars Rebels' to re-air on ABC with Darth Vader cameo
    "Star Wars Rebels" will begin its regular run on Disney XD on Monday, but later this month, the first episode of the animated series will air on ABC with a special bonus for fans: a cameo from Darth Vader himself. The first episode, which originally...

    ‘Star Wars Rebels': Ralph McQuarrie legacy on view in animated series

    The sun was shining brightly on one recent afternoon at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas' lush yet cozy retreat in Marin […]

    Weezer pretends it's 1994 on new album

    Weezer pretends it's 1994 on new album
    Whatever Rivers Cuomo does in Weezer will always be held up against the band's first two albums, the self-titled "blue album" (1994) and "Pinkerton" (1996), and inevitably found wanting. Cuomo acknowledges as much on "Back to the Shack," the first...