| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Vince Lombardi was at Northern State University's Gerber Hall on Thursday afternoon - actually, two of him - as well as John Lennon and the Cookie Monster.
Students in Gayle Bortnem's social studies methods class gave reports on important figures and...
| Nov 26, 2013
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Sci fi and fantasy TV get their due in November with the premieres of Fox's robot-action thriller "Almost Human," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," and BBC America's mythology series "Atlantis." Two sitcoms, Fox's...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Bryan Cranston-toplined production of "All the Way," in which the "Breaking Bad" thesp will make his Broadway debut in the bio-play about Lyndon B. Johnson, has set its New York dates and theater, nabbing the Neil Simon Theater for a February start...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:27 PM
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon called Missouri State University-West Plains “a beacon of higher education” and a “campus of opportunity” on Monday. The governor helped well more than 700 community leaders and dignitaries,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:22 AM
How the 1963 Los Angeles Times covered the President Kennedy assassination....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who." By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating.
Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The Beach Boys' song "The Warmth of the Sun" has nothing to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The lyrics, like so many of the group's classics, deal with the simple theme of a romance gone awry.
Nevertheless, through a coincidence, that...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Hey look, it's Ron Burgundy, the Anchorman, standing in the window of the Newseum, the august D.C. facility dedicated to the First Amendment. Oh, wait. He's in the next window too. What gives?
Answer: Call it a working definition of "low-brow meets high-...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin.
"Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas."
Five bells for a...