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  • When it opened on Nov. 17, 1928, the James River Bridge ranked as the world's longest

    When it opened on Nov. 17, 1928, the James River Bridge ranked as the world's longest
    Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River. Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
  • With Obama in Glendale, Armenians press genocide-related issue

    With Obama in Glendale, Armenians press genocide-related issue
    Local Armenian leaders on Tuesday used an appearance by President Obama at the DreamWorks Animation studio to request that the White House allow a Smithsonian display of a rug handmade by refugee orphans of the mass genocide about a century ago. It took...
  • Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin

    Review: 'The Man He Became' by James Tobin
    In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
  • Letter: Armenian rug would stand as a reminder

    The Armenian Genocide was carried out by the “Young Turk” government of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16. Rougly 1.5 million Armenians were killed, out of a total of 2.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Most Armenians in America are...
  • Nationally Renowned Bandit Met Hangman After Killing New Britain Officer

    Nationally Renowned Bandit Met Hangman After Killing New Britain Officer
    Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman. Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • The 'Downton Abbey' / 'Mad Men' connection

     
    From comments: Since 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be popular here, I'll note that 'Mad Men' is equidistant to 'Downton Abbey' as it is to today. My work: 2013-1968=45 1968-1923=45 Equidistance is an increasingly startling concept as you......
  • Phyllis Diller’s closet

     
    Dec. 1978: Comedian Phyllis Diller surveying her wardrobe in her 18x30-foot closet....
  • California's Pleasanton lives up to its name

    Pleasanton, Calif., is — no surprise here — a pleasant small city east of San Francisco Bay that was off the beaten track for much of the 20th century and avoided the redevelopment that destroyed the cores of many older cities. Its downtown...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline

    Wrigley Building: Star of the skyline
    Holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue this month can get a unique gift: Viewing parts of the Wrigley Building that haven't been visible to the public since the "fraternal twin" towers were completed in 1921 and 1924. The ongoing renovations, which have...