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  • Boehner v. Obama � a real courtroom drama or political stunt?

    The following editorial appeared in The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday, July 8: House Republican Speaker John Boehner says he's so upset about President Barack Obama's use of signing statements to challenge laws he and his GOP majority pass that he's...
  • IronPigs to wear Michael Jackson Thriller jerseys for 80s night July 24

     
    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear specialty jerseys reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s outfit in the iconic Thriller video when they host the Pawtucket Red Sox for 80’s Night on Thursday, July 24, at Coca-Cola Park. The specialty jerseys...
  • The national anthem used a recycled melody that was already a pop hit

    The national anthem used a recycled melody that was already a pop hit
    The old melody started as an English tavern song that began To Anacreon in Heav'n, where he sat in full glee. Later, it was used in an American campaign song that began Ye sons of Columbia, who bravely have fought. And later still, amateur poet...
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  • Charles Wright named new U.S. poet laureate

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September. “I’m going to try to pull up...
  • Westminster lodge commemorates flag's symbolism

    Cadet Major Jonathan Houck knew that every fold as the U.S. flag is reduced to a triangle was symbolic, but Sunday, he learned specifically what each fold meant as he recited their meanings to the crowd gathered at the Westminster Elks Lodge. The lodge...
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  • Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails

    Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails
    Digging into one's family history, violinist Regina Carter said, is not only worthwhile for musicians and artists. It's something everyone should do. Carter, a prolific and well-known jazz violinist and a MacArthur Fellowship winner, devoted two...
  • Black Sox footage emerges, documented after decades

    Black Sox footage emerges, documented after decades
    It's one of the most significant sports film discoveries in recent years, offering up a new look at the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players allegedly conspired with gamblers to lose games to the Cincinnati Reds in what became known...
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  • For war's 100th anniversary, WWI poster exhibit to open in Boston

    For war's 100th anniversary, WWI  poster exhibit to open  in Boston
    Everyone recognizes the steely-eyed Uncle Sam in the swallow-tail jacket pointing his finger at the viewer. "I Want You for U.S. Army" (no "the" for some reason) was emblazoned on the poster that practically commanded men to sign up and fight in World War...
  • Relive a classic at Newport Beach Film Festival

    Relive a classic at Newport Beach Film Festival
    It's not every day that you get to write something like this, so let's just say it: "Mary Poppins" may be the most controversial movie at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival. OK, maybe that is a stretch. The 1964 Disney classic recently got tapped...