| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:22 PM
"I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, 'How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult.' I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going."
— Benny Goodman
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:00 AM
For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, Picador, 289 pages, $16
Davis' collection ranges from stories that are one line long ("Bloomington") to transcriptions of email spam ("Hello Dear") to a cow's observations on life ("The Cows"). In reviewing the book for...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 12:45 PM
A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:40 PM
Seventy years ago, British, Soviet and American forces were unprepared for the atrocities they encountered when they liberated the Nazi concentration camps. Combat and newsreel cameramen recorded these harrowing discoveries at camps that included Bergen-...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The Hampton History Museum is seeking stories, pictures and artifacts related to soldiers who served in World War II.
Anyone interested in sharing can visit the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22. The stories and items will be...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90.
Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:22 PM
Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks.
Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
| Dec 4, 2014
The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It wasn't until June when Joseph Sanes, 92, of Wilmette, was honored during a memorial to the Battle of Midway at Naval Station Great Lakes that his sister learned all that he – and others – had been through during that key World War II...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human.
The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...