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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws
    The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our...

    'Prohibition'

    'Prohibition'
    Premiering on home video the same week it makes its debut on PBS, the latest documentary miniseries from Ken Burns - the celebrated mentor of "The Civil War" and "Baseball" - and his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick examines the period when liquor...

    TV preview: 'Prohibition'

    TV preview: 'Prohibition'
    On the last day of July, Ken Burns had his first drink of the year. Sitting in Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton hotel and talking about his upcoming documentary "Prohibition," the filmmaker bypassed the bar's traditional mai tai and instead went for...