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  • Get ready for the election with 'Presidential Campaign Posters'

     
    Before the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books, $40), the...
  • ‘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...
  • Murphys rings in St. Patrick's Day with green wine

    Forget green beer this year. In this grape-rich Calaveras County hamlet, they'll be celebrating with green wine. Not surprisingly, a town with a name like Murphys takes St. Patrick's celebrations pretty seriously. Tucked away in the rolling Sierra Nevada...
  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda

    Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda
    There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia." Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
  • Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

    Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
    The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
  • Civil War deeply rooted in Virginia

    Civil War deeply rooted in Virginia
    On a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
  • A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

    A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.
    It was long after dark when Henry Sweets brought me to Hannibal's Old Baptist Cemetery, "a graveyard of the old-fashioned Western kind." No moon. Ragged weeds, crumbling gravestones. We tried to tread lightly, but it had been raining, and mud grabbed...
  • Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true

    Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true
    Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic. The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel. The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast February 1, 2012

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, N.C., on this date in 1971. This birthday guy has played the title serial killer in the series "Dexter" since. Hall also starred as David Fisher on the series "Six Feet Under" from 2001-05, and...
  • Springfield: A slice of history in our own backyard

    Land of Lincoln, legislature and . . . the corn dog, Springfield's contributions to American history are about as diverse as its former residents -- including Ulysses S. Grant and the Donner Party. While there aren't any monuments devoted to the latter'...