| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Ulysses S. Grant had just taken command of the Union army when — in March 1864 — he posed for photographer Mathew Brady.
Yet already — as seen in this evocative portrait at the Chrysler Museum of Art — the weight of conducting a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:45 PM
In 1972, President Nixon gave his blessing to ramp up Apollo's successor, the Space Transportation System (STS). Two years later, work began on the first space shuttle, a test vehicle that NASA planned to christen Constitution.
Those plans changed...
| Mar 12, 2011
Money is tight, so the time is always right for budget-conscious travel tips.
Here are some low-dough options for a Jacksonville road trip, courtesy of the folks at VisitJacksonville.com:
•Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier: It's not just for...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:59 PM
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When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 8:05 AM
The Old Town School of Folk Music is producing a theater piece for the first time in its 425-seat venue in Lincoln Square.
"Keep a Song in Your Soul: The Black Roots of Vaudeville" was commissioned by the school. It's a collaboration between the North...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Mayor Greg Ballard today was joined by Congressman André Carson, City-County Councillor Maggie Lewis, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Mark D. Harnitchek, and friends and family of Lieutenant Junior Grade Graham Edward Martin to rename in his honor Fall Creek and...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Disclaimer: If you are incredibly sensitive about food-related stories, don’t read this! On the other hand, if you’re that thin-skinned, you probably shouldn’t be reading my articles anyway.
Speaking of which, recently, a comment hit...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 will sell 150 halves of barbecued chicken in front of the Jefferson Security Bank on the Square in Sharpsburg Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 10 a.m.
Dinners cost $7 for half a chicken with baked beans and a roll. The...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez spent Tuesday in Indianapolis assessing the city's progress in persuit of equality for all Hoosiers.
Perez was invited to the city by U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett.
"I think its important that...
| Oct 20, 2011
— The call by some members of the black media for African-Americans to support President Barack Obama in racial solidarity is a terrible idea. Just as terrible as women supporting women only because of their sex, or any other group viewing the world...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:04 PM
The hyperbole from the left is getting more extreme with each passing day. Several weeks ago actor Morgan Freeman claimed the Tea Party movement was “racist.” Last Friday, actor Sean Penn called the Tea Party the group that wanted to “...