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  • Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town

    Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town
    They're two men from nations once at war, faraway realms with starkly foreign languages, cultures and such opposing weather as frozen wind and tropical heat. But these days, Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham prefer to concentrate on what they have in...
  • 'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país

    'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país
    La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos comienza desde mucho antes de formarse la Nación americana, con la llegada de los primeros exploradores españoles a lugares como San Agustín en Florida. Sin embargo, los textos de historia dicen poco —...
  • 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...
  • Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads

    Lost Old Point Comfort landmark once helped define Hampton Roads
    Rarely has anyone changed the landscape in Hampton Roads as dramatically as Secretary of the Army  Elihu Root when he signed a Sept. 1, 1902 order authorizing the razing of the Hygeia Hotel. The landmark structure stretched for more than 700 yards...
  • 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...
  • Scandal Season 3 recap: Episode 2 – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

     
    Scandal Season 3 recap: Episode 2 – “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” By Sterling Silver III We learn more in this episode on what terms the relationship is established between Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her father, Rowan “...
  • 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....
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • Offering best of both worlds

    Offering best of both worlds
    This story was originally published July 28, 2012. MICHIGAN CITY -- Park at the end of California Avenue, among the homes and cottages nestled against the backside of the low dune. See the trail? Take it. Ascend to the top, past the windblown trees and...
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
  • ‘Lincoln’: Look at all those TV actors; did you love the surprise?

     
    Another day at the multiplex, another chance to see some wonderful TV actors showing their versatility. Today's example: “Lincoln.” Of course, it's a grand showcase for Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe. But the intimate Steven Spielberg epic...