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  • Scandal recap: Episode 6 – “Icarus”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 6 – “Icarus” Before I start the Scandal recap, I want to explain the story of Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of a master craftsman, Daedalus. Daedalus offered Icarus a pair of wings made of feathers...
  • 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...
  • Scandal Season 3 recap: Episode 3 – “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington”

     
    Scandal Season 3 recap Episode 3 – “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” The episode picks up where the last one ended, with Olivia (Kerry Washington) searching for the now-missing Huck (Guillermo Diaz). She tried to call him, but he ignored...
  • Scandal recap: Episode 4 – “Say Hello to My Little Friend”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 4 – “Say Hello to My Little Friend” The episode begins with members of Pope & Associates attempting a return to “normal life.” Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) wanted to join forces with Olivia Pope (Kerry...
  • 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 “...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • 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...
  • Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace

    Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace
    Scratch Brittany, scratch the Cotswolds: The prettiest place I've ever been, anywhere in the world, is Galena, Ill. It's also the only place on the planet where I feel truly at home. More than 40 years ago, I fell in love with Galena for its history and...
  • 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....
  • '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...
  • '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 —...