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  • The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812
    The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure. Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Review: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' at Chance Theater is rowdy fun

    Review: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' at Chance Theater is rowdy fun
    Old Hickory gets a charge of anarchistic electricity in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills. This sublimely raucous take on Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s savage emo rock evisceration of American...
  • 94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • Will Democrats Find Hillary Boring By 2016?

    The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
  • War of 1812: British raiders pillage Hampton

    War of 1812: British raiders pillage Hampton
    Rear Adm. George Cockburn already ranked as the most feared Royal Navy officer in North America when he landed with some 2,000 soldiers and marines on the north shore of Hampton Roads in the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1813. But not even the incendiary...
  • Living on a forgotten battlefield

    Living on a forgotten battlefield
    Few people who live in the Olde Wythe, Merrimac Shores and Little England neighborhoods of Hampton thought twice about the significance of today's date when they got up this morning. But 200 years ago on June 25, a British amphibious force clashed...
  • Sugar Guarantees Too Sweet A Deal To Kill

    The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Savannah, Georgia
    Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...
  • War of 1812 Bicentennial: Kentucky enters the war

    War of 1812 Bicentennial: Kentucky enters the war
    Editor's note: This is the unabridged version of the condensed article that appeared in the Jan. 17 Interior Journal. This article is the first in a series to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The Congress of the United States has...
  • War Hero Lost to History, Remembered by Marine Corps

    War Hero Lost to History, Remembered by Marine Corps
    A mausoleum in St. Louis Cemetary Number Two is often overlooked by tourists and overshadowed by the other prominent figures buried there.  The tomb of Major Daniel Carmick usual goes unnoticed, until now, as the U.S. Marine Corps remembers a military...
  • How do you make money in the entertainment biz? Listen to 'Peter' and write a prequel

    Disappearing Broadway investments prove, especially this season, that there is still no formula for commercial success in the entertainment business, but the wicked track record of the prequel is really starting to stand out. Clearly, there is something...