| Sep 9, 2012
| 12:24 PM
No one expected Franklin Delano Roosevelt to show his wheelchair to the nation and pepper his speeches with details about his battle with polio. No campaign strategist ever thought to have Pat Nixon come onstage to talk about the homey details of her...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Oct 15, 2012
Eugene D. Genovese became one of the most notorious radical intellectuals in the country in 1965 when he addressed an all-night teach-in at Rutgers University on the Vietnam War.
"I do not fear or regret the impending Viet Cong victory. I welcome it,"...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest.
"Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Republican team of Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan is less about the future than it is about nostalgia for a past that many Americans imagine was better -- a time when businessmen were free of government meddling and all citizens, even the poor, old or...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:44 PM
Two new movies, “Lincoln” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 9:32 PM
One of the great things about getting a chance to read history is that you quickly learn that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Liberals spend an inordinate amount of time brooding over the formidable media......
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
History buffs, take note. Two of the 20th Century's great wartime leaders â Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt â will be coming to local stages in October. Veteran actor Edmund L. Shaff will star as the British prime minister......
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:36 AM
But will Obama's ally get the 50% necessary to avoid an April runoff?...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Most viewed: Susan Jacoby pokes holes in her (frightening) Op-Ed about The nest-egg myth. "This image of prosperous geezers and crones is just not accurate. The notion of an aging population well prepared to take care of itself -- not......
| Apr 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Mildred Pierce part 3, recapped. Everybody is fighting, fighting....