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  • Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania
    Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial...
  • Sands of time: From the farm to the city

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. — This used to be tobacco country. Still is, but the demand for tobacco is down, the demand for soybeans and sweet potatoes is up, and the farmers have adjusted accordingly. This is not a land of pretense. On the highway leading...
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • Presidential rankings: Leadership

     
    by Mark Silva On the eve of President's Day, ranking the 42 individuals who have occupied the presidency before now seems a fitting undertaking. That's what "a cross-section'' of 65 historians have done, commissioned by C-SPAN to produce a Historians........
  • Huntington to commemorate Civil War anniversary with photography exhibition

     
    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the Huntington Library said it will launch a major show of photographs next year, with a sidebar exhibition devoted to manuscripts from the era. The shows will feature some of......
  • What’s up with the statues in the park?

     
    Here's a story from the Journal-News in rural Ohio, which writes about an ex-Ohioan/new Lincoln Parker who has written a book about the statues in Lincoln Park: Krista August, a resident of Lincoln Park in Chicago has released her book “Giants in...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on KOCE

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 29 - June 4 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 29 - June 4 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can......
  • GM, Ford Giving Show-Goers $50 Gift Card for Test Drives

     
    If you???re attending the 2009 New York International Auto Show this week, make sure to track down the $50 gift cards Ford and GM are handing out to attendees. They???re not free though; to redeem the $50 gift card, you......
  • Obama's Vineyard: Retreat's rich history

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......