| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere.
People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:05 AM
To the editor: I was impressed by Jay Winter's comment that "the violence practiced on African and Asian colonies came home to roost." White Europeans were fighting one another in World War I with the brutal weaponry available at the time. ("Historian Jay...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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 serious havoc in Maryland,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:29 AM
It’s not uncommon to find Civil War reenactments being staged at public places throughout the southern states, as historians and academics recreate the monumental battles that became a part of the South’s history during that epic war.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Amazon.com has ordered to pilot "Point of Honor," a historical drama about a Virginia family divided on the eve of the American Civil War from ABC Studios, to join its next wave of original pilots.
Show is written by Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Randall...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:51 PM
If you look closely at pictures of the Titanic, you can see the word "Liverpool" on the ship's stern, just below "Titanic." Unlike the White Star Line behemoth, the city of Liverpool never sank, but it did seem to founder. It was heavily bombed during...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward.
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Have you ever kept a journal or a diary? I have distinct memories of writing nightly during my adolescence and teen years, at first in a small pink book that I locked, and later in whatever type of notebook I picked up at the grocery store. I lost track...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:19 AM
University of Chicago Press
"How Animals Grieve" by Barbara J. King
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...