| Nov 3, 2013
Re "Ethnic studies falter in new era," Oct. 31
It was interesting to note that several campuses in the California State University system are cutting back their ethnic studies departments due to budget and enrollment problems. Asian studies, African...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community.
Friday, Oct. 25
Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing
Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start.
The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68.
Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Take a look at the coming week's Hampton Roads literary events.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Richard LaMotte - author book-signing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.
1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Who: Kim L. Cavendish of Boca Raton. The president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater in Fort Lauderdale received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Florida Association of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.
Governors in at least four...
| Oct 9, 2013
The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels.
But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...