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  • The highs and lows of classical music in 2014

    The highs and lows of classical music in 2014
    It's the season to take stock of the year's musical blessings — also those people and performances that made 2014 not quite so blessed. In that spirit, we present our 38th annual Rheingold Awards. The envelopes, please. Operatic triumph of the...
  • History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution
    Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
  • Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider

    Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider
    It was a favorite beverage of the Founding Fathers, and George Washington even included it among the rations for his soldiers during the Revolutionary War. But over time, hard cider fell out of favor, and Prohibition delivered a real blow to the...
  • Unfaithfully executing the law

    President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation,...
  • Explore Abraham Lincoln art, history at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

    Interested in Abraham Lincoln? American history? Historical art? Books? Consider checking out two events at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. On Oct. 30, historian Richard Brookhiser will explore how Lincoln turned for inspiration to...
  • Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...
  • Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper

    Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper
    After the British surrender at Yorktown brought a victorious end to the Revolutionary War in October 1781, The Courant's circulation slipped to 3,000. Looking for alternative sources of revenue, Hudson & Goodwin bought a few more paper mills and began...
  • 'We the People' brings civics lesson to students

    Students from schools across Windham County gathered at the Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock on Oct. 8 for a lesson in civics. The fourth- through eighth-grade students were treated to "We the People," a TheaterWorks USA musical about the workings of the...
  • 'Tis the season -- of ill will

    It happens every two years, regular as the autumnal equinox. It has to -- by law. Specifically, by the Constitution of the United States. It's also an essential exercise in responsible, representative government in a free country: fair elections. And this...
  • Paying liberty forward: Thinkers and writers can transcend millenniums

     Paying liberty forward: Thinkers and writers can transcend millenniums
    I sometimes fear I am coming of age in a dying republic. Everywhere I turn the foundational values of America — open discourse, constitutional integrity, restricted government — seem to be eroding. Elite universities have become repressively...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Hollow Men

    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men" ... Once again our secretary of state is busy observing American foreign policy rather...