| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"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...
| Oct 3, 2014
The sun was shining brightly on one recent afternoon at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas' lush yet cozy retreat in Marin […]...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
R2-D2 rests on the floor inside a dimly lit storeroom next to the Ark of the Covenant from "Raiders of the Lost Ark." An array of light sabers fills an entire shelf, enough to rival even the most well-prepared Jedi armory. Bizarre alien masks, including a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Risks of being uninsured
Florida's refusal to expand Medicaid is a moral failure. Now that a patient is being treated for Ebola in the U.S., in a Texas hospital, it's apparent that it also could become a major public-health and financial failure....
| Oct 5, 2014
A proposed national memorial to the thousands of African Americans who fought in the American Revolution won crucial federal approval Sept. 11, a key step for a project that began 30 years ago with a Plainville woman's struggle to join the Daughters of...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:19 AM
To the editor: The Republican National Committee denounces the College Board's AP United States history guidelines for their alleged "radically revisionist view of American history." ("New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014," Oct. 1)...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
To improve the Advanced Placement class for U.S. history, some of the best and brightest history scholars in the country worked for six years on a new curriculum.
The idea was to replace traditional memorization with more emphasis on critical thinking...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Born and raised here, a true "Son of Baltimore," I have witnessed the evolution and controversy of the "O!" sung during "The Star-Spangled Banner" since its origins in the cheap seats of Memorial Stadium some 30-plus years ago ("Stop desecrating the...