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  • Colonial connection serves Players well in lively '1776'

    Colonial connection serves Players well in lively '1776'
    Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset. Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
  • In a skewed way, Palin was kind of right about Paul Revere

    In a skewed way, Palin was kind of right about Paul Revere
    Claiming "I know my American history," Sarah Palin on Sunday defended her claim that Paul Revere's ride was intended to warn the British they weren't going to take American arms.  At a stop in New England on her bus tour of the United States, Palin...
  • Thief may have sold more historic documents

    Thief may have sold more historic documents
    Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
  • Lawyer says client illegally arrested in document theft case

    Lawyer says client illegally arrested in document theft case
    A collector charged with conspiring to steal valuable historic documents taken from museums in Maryland and several other states is alleging that he was illegally arrested in Baltimore by city officers who lacked enough evidence to place him in custody....
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • The slow-spreading news of American independence

    The slow-spreading news of American independence
    Truth be told, when we celebrate American independence today, we’ve actually missed the anniversary by two days. Like many elements of history, the popular understanding of how the Declaration of Independence unrolled, as it were, isn’t...
  • 'Sons of Liberty' miniseries coming to History

    History's next miniseries will look back at the American Revolution with the six-hour "Sons of Liberty." The miniseries will go into production this summer and will star Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond James, Rafe Spall and Henry Thomas as...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus nude: flawless fanny, faulty history

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus nude: flawless fanny, faulty history
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks fantastic in the nude, photographed from behind for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine -- even if the faux-tattoo on her back is historically inaccurate.  Happily, the photographic faux-up seems right in line with the actress'...
  • The separation of powers issue and Quinn's paycheck power play

     
    Commenter RB on another thread writes: Zorn states ...that Governor Quinn brazenly violated the principle of separation of powers. NOT AT ALL - he exercised a power that is granted to him in the Constitution. The Legislature and override his......
  • 10 things you might not know about signatures

    10 things you might not know about signatures
    Jack Lew, nominated for treasury secretary, uses a series of loops as his signature. Which is fine for him personally, but may appear odd on U.S. currency. President Barack Obama said Lew "assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter...
  • Mom to climb 94 stories in hopes of keeping kids tobacco-free

     
    Ann Covode of Evanston is participating in Hustle Up the Hancock, a 94-floor stair climb up the John Hancock Center. Hosted by and benefiting Respiratory …...
  • Local woman to climb John Hancock Center stairs in honor of father, lung health

     
    Ask anyone what John Tucker was like, and you’d get one resounding answer: passionate. To his partners at the law firm Jenner and Block, he …...