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  • The Oscars on TV: Feb. 17 - 27

     
    For those who just can't wait until the Feb. 27 Oscar telecast and can't get enough of Amy, Christian, Colin, Annette, Geoffrey, Hailee, Javier, Helena, Jeff, Jennifer, Jesse and all the rest, listed below are some highlights of movies, series,...
  • Paper, scissors, Plymouth Rock -- how did the Pilgrims turn second place into first?

     
    With the fuss we make over Thanksgiving, I’d bet most Americans believe the Pilgrims were the first nonnative American settlers in North America.Put aside the putative Norse landfall, and the certainty of the Spaniards in Florida and on the Pacific...

    Battlefield Virginia

    From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...

    Jill Lepore's 'Story of America' an engrossing journey

    Jill Lepore's 'Story of America' an engrossing journey
    -------------------- The Story of America Essays on Origins Jill Lepore Princeton University Press: 416 pp, $27.95 -------------------- For Jill Lepore, a Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, the story of America is part myth,...

    'The Fiddler on Pantico Run' is a genealogy adventure

    'The Fiddler on Pantico Run' is a genealogy adventure
    -------------------- The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family Joe Mozingo Free Press: 304 pp, $25.99 -------------------- Joe Mozingo's captivating debut, "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African...