| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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 —...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26
Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:53 PM
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Glendale that sought the removal of a controversial statue installed in a city park to honor women coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:26 PM
As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:58 AM
WGN America continues its push in the original programming arena, announcing Wednesday that it has given a straight-to-series order to Appalachia-set drama "Titans" and has begun initial stages on series contender "Underground."
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:53 AM
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between blacks and whites.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:06 PM
News out of Ferguson, Mo., has been devastating.
After unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, local police responded to the community's demonstration of outrage with unprecedented force, using military-style weaponry to...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Archaeologists exploring the grounds of a College of William and Mary dormitory where a sprig of a colonial brick footing was found last year have unearthed the remains of two outbuildings believed to be part of a landmark African-...