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  • A tennis star versus a football coach: L.A. Times bestsellers, Aug. 1, 2010

     
    On Monday, Jacket Copy wondered how former USC football coach Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" is selling. Carroll's winning tenure has come into question after the NCAA leveled penalties against the school for improprieties made during his time there....
  • 'House' recap: And the Emmy for best pustules goes to ...

     
    Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The ship’s doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,......
  • Cross-border pot smuggling tunnel has sophisticated features

     
    The drug tunnel found this week on the U.S.-Mexico border has several sophisticated features, officials said. The tunnel, discovered in a San Diego warehouse district, was one of the longest ever discovered and had several unique features that highlighted...
  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...
  • Two men, one vision

    "What obstacles will you overcome today?" The spirit and mission of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture - as well as its sometimes difficult journey toward a June 25 opening - are neatly encapsulated in a...
  • Slavery And The Persistent Memory

    In any culture, the past and present swirl around each other, touching and, in some sense, changing the other. During the recently ended rebel war in Sierra Leone, as during the slave trade, people made desperate choices to protect themselves and their...
  • The State That Slavery Built: An Introduction

    The State That Slavery Built: An Introduction
    Connecticut was a slave state. Does that sound wrong? Does it feel wrong? It shouldn't. Connecticut has a history to confront as much as any Southern state. This reconsideration of Connecticut and its complicity in the institution of slavery is not an...
  • Tracking The Truth Of The Underground Railroad

    Tracking The Truth Of The Underground Railroad
    A century and a half after its peak years of activity, historians are still struggling to put together a clear and accurate picture of the Underground Railroad in Connecticut. The problem largely is the clandestine nature of the system itself; the...
  • Chapter Six: Hate Makes A Heroine

    Chapter Six: Hate Makes A Heroine
    On the night of Sept. 9, 1834, Prudence Crandall, her new husband and some of her black female students were inside her school in the village of Canterbury when they heard loud voices outside and then banging on the doors. They heard glass being smashed...