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  • 'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
  • Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft

    Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
    Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president. That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
  • Review: Ken Burns' 'The Address' shows boys memorizing Lincoln's words

    Review: Ken Burns' 'The Address' shows boys memorizing Lincoln's words
    Ken Burns' new documentary, "The Address," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, is not at all what we have come to think of as a Ken Burns film. There are no celebrity voices reading documents of the dead; no narrator reading the words of Geoffrey C. Ward;...
  • Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]

    Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]
    Benjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the...
  • College Board offers a few glimpses into its redesigned SAT

    The College Board on Wednesday released sample questions and other materials for a redesigned SAT, promising a test that is grounded in students' real-world experiences and more focused on knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers....
  • House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library

    House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library
    An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago. The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next....
  • Commentary: Political correctness is weakening America

    Abraham Lincoln presciently warned that America's greatest enemies lived within her own borders, not in some foreign land. Time has proven him correct. Islamic Jihadists and Taliban insurgents may well be her mortal enemies, but they are not as dangerous...
  • Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall

    Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall
    Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. But within...
  • Profile: FCC chief Tom Wheeler

    Tom Wheeler Age: 68 Born: Redlands, Calif. Education: Graduated from Ohio State University Career: President, National Cable Television Assn., 1979-84; chief executive, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn., 1992-2004; chairman,...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...