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  • Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case more accurately, more persistently misunderstood, than any other engagement between National and Confederate troops during the entire rebellion."
  • Talking with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Talking with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
    Filmmakers Lynn Novick and Ken Burns visited the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board earlier this week to talk about their upcoming film on the Prohibition. It was, the point out, the only amendment to the Constitution that limits personal rights, and the...

    PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs

    PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs
    Vesta Williams Singer of R&B hits in 1980s Vesta Williams, 53, an R&B singer who had hits in the 1980s with "Once Bitten Twice Shy" and "Congratulations," was found dead Thursday evening of a possible drug overdose in an El Segundo hotel room. An...

    Burns' 'Prohibition' looks at the fruits of forbidding alcohol

    Burns' 'Prohibition' looks at the fruits of forbidding alcohol
    Whether it's banning certain light bulbs or transfats or salt or smoking or plastic grocery bags, someone decides that a legal substance or activity is not good for people or society and should be severely limited or banned. Spearheading each of these...

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    There's a lot going on this weekend in the wonderful world of cocktails. Today we welcome the first Friday @ 5 of autumn. Naturally, we should toast the change of seasons with a brown liquor, as is tradition. But which? Bourbon. It's the obvious...