| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Dan Dowling of the Kansas City Star. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Cliff Cornish is no LeBron James and High Point, N.C., will certainly never be confused with South Beach. But Cornish, a former North County forward, does see one key similarity between his decision to transfer to Morgan State and the greatest...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters apologized Monday morning after it received major backlash for trying to sell a “vintage” Kent State University sweat shirt that appeared to be covered in blood spatter.
The university was the scene of an...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Kent State University and many on the Internet criticized Urban Outfitters Inc. on Monday for selling a sweatshirt with its college logo and what appears to be spattered blood, saying it evoked memories of the 1970 shooting where four students died....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Both thumbs down to the clothing company Urban Outfitters for selling a red-splattered "Kent State University" sweatshirt that appeared to reference the 1970 killings of four unarmed students during an anti-war demonstration. The company claims it didn'...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:52 PM
There are minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts:
PEN A THANK-YOU NOTE
1 Students who wrote letters expressing gratitude to someone...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence apologized Saturday for getting suspended.
Spence was disciplined for a second violation of Big Ten rules. He is ineligible to play Saturday's game against Kent State.
The All-Big Ten player sent an apology via...