| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Lupita Nyong'o has inked her "it" girl status by landing the July cover of Vogue magazine.
The "12 Years A Slave" Oscar winner and soon-to-be "Star Wars: Episode VII" star burst onto social media with the announcement Thursday.
"This Summer, I am...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:17 PM
If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well.
"It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at...
| Jun 22, 2014
HAMPTON — Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench last week, adding to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade.
A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:00 AM
1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va.
1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass.
1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production.
1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Oscar-winning actress and newly anointed "Star Wars" cast member Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah."
Nyong'o is partnering with Plan B, the production company of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their campus safer.
Bullying, human trafficking, sexual abuse and other topics were discussed May 30 at the school's fourth...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches:
Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852
What, to the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
One of my favorite lines about American history comes from a French Canadian movie. It’s in “The Barbarian Invasions” and it is spoken by a left-wing Canadian history professor who is dying. He takes a moment to marvel at the all-star...