| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Next summer on TNT will likely look quite a bit like this summer as the cable channel announced on Friday that it has renewed three of its summer dramas. "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies" all will return for new seasons, with the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2014
“Star Wars” fans got their first look at the new “Star Wars Rebels” series on Thursday at Comic-Con with a […]...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Thomas Piketty, writing from France, is the latest person to sound an alarm about the growing inequality of income and wealth. But his ideas have distinctly American roots that date to the country's formation.
The American Revolution was in part a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.
Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Who in attention-deficient Hollywood doesn't grasp the importance of the first impression, the pickup line, the elevator pitch? With television's new Golden Era well underway, opening titles — those clever or mesmerizing gambits that set the tone...
| Jul 12, 2014
What remarkable lives they led.
The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The Rialto school district, after assigning eighth-grade students to read a few sources on the Holocaust and write about whether it really happened, never did get back to the public on how many students concluded that there had not been such a Nazi...