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  • Scandal recap: “YOLO”

     
    Scandal recap: “YOLO” I entered my viewing experience at 6 this morning (I was busy during the episode) believing that an episode titled “YOLO” wouldn’t exactly be a moniker for television excellence and that I would promptly...
  • Scandal recap: “Vermont is for Lovers, Too”

     
    Scandal Recap: “Vermont is for Lovers, Too” So it looks like Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is back to her once-every-few-episodes “physical encounters” with President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) after finding out that that he only bought...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...