| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus.
The flags in the university's Lee Chapel were replicas of original...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:52 AM
BROOKLYN- On Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. join the members of Brooklyn Historical Society at Brooklyn's Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 7 Providence Road (Rt. 6) to welcome Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:30 PM
MONOCACY, Md. — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War.
These rebels could reap...
| Sep 12, 2014
It was maybe an hour after I finished reading Laird Hunt's new novel "Neverhome" that the gears of my mind suddenly shifted and fell into place.
Up until that point, I had been alternately impressed by the novel's quietly dazzling language and irritated...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Joseph Brunjes emerges from behind his 8-by-10 view camera, which despite its old timey appearance is a little more than a year old. "Now hold for five seconds," he tells his subject, squeezes a bulb that opens the shutter and counts.
In the world of...
| Aug 13, 2013
Many years ago the British historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart pointed out that the object of war should be to produce a "better state of peace." If that is what earns a war a passing grade, then the United States deserves a failing grade for...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:49 AM
A cartographer who gets lost in his own city. An office worker who escapes his boring data entry job only to find himself equally bored with military service. A sixth grade history teacher–turned-soldier who returns from war to a class of students...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Did you know that August is Read-a-Romance month? Neither did I, until a few days ago. I couldn’t let the month pass entirely, however, without giving a nod to commercial fiction’s most popular genre and the many romance authors who make...