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  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?

    What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. The history of Memorial Day is...
  • Congress is urged to honor little-known Revolutionary War hero

    Congress is urged to honor little-known Revolutionary War hero
    Teresa Valcarce wants to see Congress keep a promise it made in 1783. Back then, the year the Revolutionary War ended, Congress agreed to display a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez in the Capitol to honor the Spanish statesman's efforts to aid the...
  • Historic office will be moved — but to where in St. Charles?

     Historic office will be moved — but to where in St. Charles?
    St. Charles resident Pat Pretz kept telling herself 21 years ago that someone would step up to save the historic Farnsworth mansion. But no, the home built and occupied by Civil War hero Col. John F. Farnsworth was razed for new homes on the city's west...
  • Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner

    Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner
    Sgt. Ezra Lee of Lyme piloted the first combat submarine during the early days of the American Revolution, wedging his body into a wildly inventive, one-man vessel that plunged into New York Harbor with the goal of blowing up a British warship. Designed...
  • For the record

    Film editor: In the May 4 Calendar section, an article about film editor Thelma Schoonmaker said that she had received the most Oscar nominations of any female editor. The article did not acknowledge that Barbara McLean is tied with Schoonmaker with seven...
  • 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....
  • Molly O. Molter, boat decorator

    Molly O. Molter, boat decorator
    Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104. The daughter of Charles C....
  • Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House

    Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House
    One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth." Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...