| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:36 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:01 PM
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....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
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....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jan 20, 2013
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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:35 PM
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 …...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
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 …...