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  • 9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers

    9/4/2013-Avast Ye Lubbers
    My granddaughter Hannah and I sailed the Amistad about 10 years ago. Well, “sailed” might not be the word. We got on the ship at the dock in New Haven Harbor and the vessel chugged out to the breakwater and back under diesel power. But the man...
  • State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered

    State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered
    The tall ship Amistad, once Connecticut's ambassador, is becoming a symbol of mismanagement, lax oversight and tax dollars wasted. It's good that the state ordered a five-year audit of the finances of the ship's operator, Amistad America; one is...
  • No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water

    No One Paying Attention As Amistad Took On Water
    There is no disagreement on how important the sailing ship Amistad — which carried slaves from Cuba along America's Atlantic coast — is to the history of the abolitionist movement or to Connecticut. The modern-day, 129-foot replica of Amistad,...
  • Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat

    Amistad's First Captain: Ship Did Its Part, But State Missed The Boat
    I have been aboard the sailing ship Amistad several times recently here in Puerto Rico and she looked better than she has in years — despite the recent controversy surrounding her not being in Connecticut waters after receiving millions in state...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven. Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In '12 Years a Slave,' all eyes on actor Chiwetel Ejiofor
    One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a...
  • 'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History

    'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History
    Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
  • '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar

    '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar
    Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia. Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • Steven Spielberg Honored by National Archives

    Steven Spielberg was in Washington on Tuesday evening as the National Archives as the org's foundation honored him with its Records of Achievement Award, in part for "Lincoln" and other historical films. David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States,...
  • Road to immirgration reform - Opinion

    Road to immirgration reform - Opinion
    MIKE DELPH Republican state senator from Carmel, Ind., who has helped author state immigration measures Q. What do you see as the merits and shortcomings of the proposed reform? A. Ronald Reagan in all complexity was persuaded by congressional...