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  • Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation

    Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation
    When President Abraham Lincoln took his wife, Mary, on a carriage ride April 14, 1865, the first lady said she could scarcely remember seeing him so lighthearted as he was on that Good Friday. "We must both be more cheerful in the future," Lincoln...
  • Up North for April 9

    Up North for April 9
    Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin. ART 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...
  • Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'

    Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'
    When Dwayne Johnson thumbed a ride on "Fast and Furious" back in 2011, he instantly gave the film series a needed boost of energy. Some critics, such as Jim Slotek from The Toronto Sun, went so far as to suggest that Johnson saved the franchise,...
  • How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs

    How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs
    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...
  • Exhibit on Lincoln assassination opens at New York museum

    A museum in upstate New York is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death with a display of items related to his assassination, including autopsy notes. The artifacts that went on display Wednesday at the Fenimore Art Museum in...
  • Gun-control activist and widow of James Brady dies at 73

    Sarah Kemp Brady, who became an activist for gun control after her husband was shot in the head in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Friday. Brady, 73, died in a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia, after battling...
  • Leyden revives play for 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death

    Leyden revives play for 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death
    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...
  • Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity." James was cited Wednesday for his novel based on the...
  • Events, exhibits mark 150 years since Lincoln assassination

    April 15th marks 150 years since the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Historic sites, museums and communities around the country are hosting exhibits, performances and events to mark the anniversary. Here are details on a few. ___ THE...
  • Updated: Maryland turns macabre in coming weeks

    Updated: Maryland turns macabre in coming weeks
    This story has been updated since its Tuesday web publication. This is Baltimore's morbid spring. The city where Edgar Allan Poe gave up the ghost has always had a soft spot for the historic macabre. But in the next month, more cultural activities...
  • Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later

    Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later
    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.'...