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  • Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he was embarrassed to learn he had a distant relative who had owned slaves and for that reason asked the host of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" to leave that detail out of the story of his family history.
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...

    A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery

    A cathedral could become a museum to a painful legacy: slavery
    The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island may be on to something good. As much of the rest of the nation continues to debate what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and the spotlight it shines on the sharp differences between how whites and blacks view race...

    Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry
    Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...