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  • Bette Midler's picnic for NYC raises the roof -- and $1 million dollars!

    "I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week. It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
  • BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March

    BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March
    Tuesday morning was Baltimore's coldest for the month of March since record-keeping began in the 1870s, with a low of 4 degrees reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 a.m. The National Weather Service confirmed the...
  • Elizabeth Banks Takes 'Walk of Shame' at the Box Office

    The Elizabeth Banks-starrer "Walk of Shame" lived up to its name during its opening weekend at the box office. Focus Features' raunchy comedy grossed a dismal $38,000 from 51 locations this past week giving the pic, which cost $15 million to produce, a...
  • Re-enactors bring Civil War alive

    Re-enactors bring Civil War alive
    Cannons will fire. Infantrymen will march. And once again, the Blue and the Gray will clash in downtown Naperville marking Civil War Days, a weekend reenactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Adorned in...
  • Chattanooga: A Rebel Waterloo

    It has been two months since the Rebel army in Georgia delivered the morale-killing blow at the Battle of Chickamauga that sent Union Gen. William Rosecrans packing to be replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The Southern army, led by Gen. Braxton Bragg,...
  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott and the tea party

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott and the tea party
    We all know Charlie Crist. We’ve seen him govern, and we’re familiar with his genial personality. He has an extensive record in public office.   If you’re in the Republican camp, Charlie Crist is a wishy-washy turncoat, a man of no...
  • News of the carnage at Vicksburg reaches the Lehigh Valley

    News of the carnage at Vicksburg reaches the Lehigh Valley
    As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north through the Shenandoah Valley toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, news of a different, distant campaign reached the Lehigh Valley in the summer of 1863. The Allentown Democrat of June 10, 1863...
  • Visiting Vicksburg, Miss., a city that was key to North's victory in Civil War

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War. "Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
  • Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'

    Karen Russell explains 'The Barn at the End of Our Term'
    Singling out a Karen Russell story for being strange is a bit like acknowledging a raindrop for being wet. Beginning with her debut 2006 collection, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Russell has presented an expanding...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays

     The Autry museum aims for the bigger picture in its gun displays
    Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third. In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...