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  • St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park

    St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park
    History enthusiasts and St. Charles officials are inviting the community to a special event at Langum Park next weekend to celebrate the recent move of an 1840s structure and the city's Civil War history. On Sept. 20, Mayor Ray Rogina will lead...
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don José Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
  • Toronto: Documentary on New York's Rats in the Works

    Dakota Group and Submarine have optioned movie rights to Robert Sullivan's book "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Residents." Production on the documentary is set to begin early next year. Producers are David Koh,...
  • Is economic stagnation the new normal?

    Is economic stagnation the new normal?
    The concept of "secular stagnation" — that the economy may be facing a protracted period of low growth and high unemployment — has been seeping back into economic and policy discourse. Once relegated to the margins of heterodox economic...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • Dana Reid PattenSeptember 14, 1926 - May 15, 2014

    Dana Reid Patten was born in Los Angeles on September 14, 1926.  He went to school in the Los Angeles area and spent his vacations on Catalina Island.  After serving in the Navy on Guam during WWII, he returned to California where he raised a family. He...
  • L.A. theater openings, June 8-15: 'The Last Confession' and more

    L.A. theater openings, June 8-15: 'The Last Confession' and more
    David Suchet investigates the death of a pope in "The Last Confession" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Homer’s Odyssey is the inspiration for “Penelope” at Rogue Machine, and the fifth annual Hollywood Fringe Festival takes over local stages....
  • Revolutionary War re-enactment brings history to life

    Revolutionary War re-enactment brings history to life
    There won't be live ammunition fired at the Revolutionary War re-enactment at Cantigny Park, but simulated rounds from cannons, howitzers and mortars will pack plenty of punch. "It's a lot of noise and smoke. The public loves it," says Bill Hess, a...
  • Robert J. Fisher: American history offers insight into Ferguson shooting, riots

    On March 5, 1770, a contingent of British soldiers fired on a crowd of unarmed protesters who were threatening a sentry. Five colonists were killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Committees of Correspondence were formed to publicize news...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Terrifying Glimpse Of CT History Not In Textbooks

    On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., Connecticut author Anne Farrow will tell a tale of two journeys. The first began in 1757, as a ship owned by an affluent Connecticut merchant sailed to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to take on fresh water and slaves. On...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...