| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Actors will take the stage April 14 in Springfield, Ill., to perform a comedy that is remembered for its role in an American tragedy.
One hundred fifty years to the day that President Lincoln was shot during the laughter of Act 3, Scene 2, the curtain...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:25 PM
There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:34 AM
Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin.
ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com..
KAALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY: Kenosha Art Association, 5615 7th Ave., Kenosha. (262) 654-0065. Student Art...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.
"You just get drawn into these...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 10:38 AM
On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Leyden theater students will take on the challenge of reproducing both the play the president was watching and his death.
On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was watching the third act of...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:32 PM
Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.
About 300 people converged to hear remarks from one of Malcolm X's six...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 9:18 AM
They didn't know each other 50 years ago when they took separate road trips to Selma, Ala.
For that matter, they still don't know each other even though they remain united by history — by each of their decisions to answer Martin Luther King Jr.'...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:04 PM
I was totally distressed about the attempted assassination of the two police officers in Ferguson, Mo.
When will the president send Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate this and the assassination of the two police officers in New York City?...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:36 PM
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's killing is not just a tragedy for Russia, but could be a harbinger of political turbulence. Commentary in the West implicitly blames President Vladimir Putin, highlighting the long list of Putin critics who have...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:13 PM
There are iconic figures where only their first name is needed. Las Vegas has Celine. Cleveland has LeBron. Chicago has Rahm. Western Springs has Wally.
The longtime owner of Wally's Garage, Wally Kloog is a renaissance man. Go into his auto repair shop...