| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.)
I learned the story just a week ago from a...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.
Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies.
In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
"The Retrieval" comes at you like a haunting slip of a memory, one that writer-director Chris Eska retrieves from a mostly forgotten era in unforgettable ways.
The film takes place in the aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Civil War is...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...
| May 25, 2014
Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...