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  • Founding Father frenemies Hamilton and Burr 'Duel With the Devil'

    Founding Father frenemies Hamilton and Burr 'Duel With the Devil'
    History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen. During his...
  • TV Picks: 'Major Crimes,' kid sci-fi, the Tonys, 'Falling Skies'

    TV Picks: 'Major Crimes,' kid sci-fi, the Tonys, 'Falling Skies'
    "Major Crimes" (TNT, Mondays). The sequel to the beloved "The Closer" begins its second season this week, with Mary McDonnell back as Capt. Sharon Raydor, the head of a fictional Los Angeles Police Department unit devoted to ... major crimes. The transfer...
  • A rare-book bonanza in the digital age? 'Common Sense' says yes

    A rare-book bonanza in the digital age? 'Common Sense' says yes
    The digital era has been good for old books, an expert in rare books said earlier this week. Matthew Haley, head of rare books and manuscripts at the Bonhams auction house in London, said that news of rare books moves faster and wider than ever before...
  • Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor

    Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor
    Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...
  • Group aims to restore 1915 schoolhouse, teach local history inside

    Group aims to restore 1915 schoolhouse, teach local history inside
    When Martha Forth first saw the one-room rural schoolhouse where she would land her first teaching job in 1938, her heart sank. "I thought, I can't do this," recalled Forth, then 23 and a university graduate with a teaching credential from USC. The...
  • Cuban missile crisis myth constrains today's diplomatic standoffs

     
    Global Focus: Fifty years after the superpowers were poised to annihilate each other over nuclear missiles sent to Cuba, the myth prevails that President Kennedy forced Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to back down by threatening to unleash nuclear war....
  • Attorneys for Chinese premier's family hit back at report on wealth

     
    BEIJING -- Attorneys for family members of China’s prime minister hit back over the weekend at the New York Times, calling the newspaper’s report about wealth amassed by Wen Jiabao’s family “untrue” and suggesting they may...
  • ‘Assassin’s Creed 3′ writer Corey May adds revolutionary details

     
    The “Assassin's Creed” video game franchise has built its reputation on wedding action and adventure to history with fastidious attention ......
  • Weekend Talk Shows: Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee; Angelina Jolie

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Today......
  • New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ hero, new time period, coming soon

     
    The next installment of “Assassin's Creed” will come out by April 2014, and will take place in a new time ......
  • 'The Drunken Botanist': Cocktail plants, from garden to glass

    'The Drunken Botanist': Cocktail plants, from garden to glass
    Amy Stewart's new book, "The Drunken Botanist," explores the plant ingredients in our favorite cocktails (and the lesser known ones too). "Every great drink starts with a plant," Stewart writes in her introduction, a section aptly titled "Aperitif." "If...