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  • How to talk to your children about Thanksgiving's ugly history

    How to talk to your children about Thanksgiving's ugly history
    This week, schoolchildren across the country will come home from elementary and preschool armed with cutout paper turkeys and stories excitedly recounted about the first Thanksgiving, all those years ago in Plymouth, Mass. At school, most will learn the traditional narrative of hungry Pilgrims aided by friendly Native Americans, who shared their bounty with their less-fortunate immigrant neighbors.
  • Seeds of our culture war were there at the first Thanksgiving

    Seeds of our culture war were there at the first Thanksgiving
    The Pilgrims did not debate abortion and gay marriage and the right to die at the first Thanksgiving. Nor did they talk with the Native Americans at the table about private property, the environment or the rights of minorities.  But in the tension...

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction
    Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...

    Taking a pass on Black Friday

    Taking a pass on Black Friday
    It's Black Friday, and that means hordes of bargain-craving shoppers will lay siege to retailers large and small. Or not. While there have been plenty of recent stories in the media attesting to the idea that Black Friday is one of the busiest...

    Top 10 rides and slides at Indiana's Holiday World

    Top 10 rides and slides at Indiana's Holiday World
    Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., may be the only place on Earth where you can celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and the Fourth of July all in a single day. Photos: Top 10 Holiday World rides and attractions The family-owned theme park...