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  • TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'

    TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'
    The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The...
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launches political action committee

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launches political action committee
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign. While not a formal entry into the race, opening the political action...
  • A Salute To The Coast Guard At 100

    A Salute To The Coast Guard At 100
    The U.S. Coast Guard actually dates to 1790, but the modern iteration of the multifaceted marine service is 100 years old this month — and still going strong. In 1790, President George Washington signed a law that authorized the construction of 10...
  • Whispering our story

    Actors in colonial garb may be a common sight at Colonial Williamsburg, but on Monday the landscape had a more dramatic flair as the Revolutionary City hosted filming for the television series "Turn." Preparing for its second season, the show follows a...
  • Eichenwald won't seek a third term on Allentown council

     Eichenwald won't seek a third term on Allentown council
    A two-term Allentown city councilwoman and one of the most vocal critics of Mayor Ed Pawlowski will not be seeking a third term on council. Jeanette Eichenwald, 70, announced this week that she will be capping her service on council at two terms, just...
  • Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica

    Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica
    A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...
  • Why Black History Month?

    Why Black History Month?
    Every February, college professors like myself are tasked with reminding students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind a designated month dedicated to this part...
  • Observations of Super Bowl telecast — minus commercials

     Observations of Super Bowl telecast — minus commercials
    Observations of the stuff that aired in between commercials Sunday: * The big number for NBC is 111.5 million: The number of viewers who watched last year's Super Bowl, the largest TV audience of all time. So the network wasn't upset that a huge...
  • Students step into the American Revolution

    Students step into the American Revolution
    Instead of simply reading about the American Revolution, fifth-grade students at Top of the World Elementary School got the opportunity Monday to act out what they have learned. Students in teacher Brian Kull's class came dressed in clothes reflective...
  • More funds for Washington carrier refueling at Newport News Shipbuilding

    More funds for Washington carrier refueling at Newport News Shipbuilding
    Huntington Ingalls Industries received additional funds Wednesday for the refueling and modernization of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a project once on the Navy's endangered list. The company announced it had been awarded a $224 million...
  • Will NBC's Brian Williams get promised second chance?

    Will NBC's Brian Williams get promised second chance?
    In handing Brian Williams a six-month suspension for misleading viewers, NBC Universal chief Steve Burke says his chief anchor deserves a second chance. Whether he actually gets one is an open question. Time is renowned for its healing powers but in this...