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  • Excavation vacations

     Excavation vacations
    Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt. She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
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  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

     Searching for a lost Civil War landmark
    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • '12 Years a Slave' actor Chiwetel Ejiofor set for Bolivian jail tale movie

    '12 Years a Slave' actor Chiwetel Ejiofor set for Bolivian jail tale movie
    Chiwetel Ejiofor has been set to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of "Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail." New Regency has obtained the movie rights to the 2003 book,...
  • Reckoning with slavery

    In "The Case for Reparations," the cover story in the latest issue of the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out a devastating chronicle of the policy choices that have systematically denied African Americans protections of the law and opportunities to...
  • Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.

    Rename reparations to level racial playing field in U.S.
    "Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges." Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Non-Stop' Among Bona Film Group's China Releases

    "12 Years a Slave," "Non-Stop" and "The Grandmaster 3D" lead Bona Film Group's slate of upcoming films, the Chinese film producer and distributor said Tuesday. The company noted that the release dates of its movies could change and are subject to...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...
  • Sex slavery activist Somaly Mam quits foundation after book probe

    Sex slavery activist Somaly Mam quits foundation after book probe
    In her memoir "The Road of Lost Innocence," Somaly Mam wrote of being sold into sex slavery, then eventually making her way to freedom and working to make sure other girls escaped that fate. But now new questions about her past have prompted the author...
  • 'Warrior culture' keeps America safe

    Scott Martelle expresses a nice sentiment that would work in an ideal world. But in reality, his view is unrealistic. ("If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?," Opinion, May 24) Martelle's assumption is...
  • World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer

    World Cup 2014: In Liverpool, a Merseybeat rich with Beatles, history and soccer
    If you look closely at pictures of the Titanic, you can see the word "Liverpool" on the ship's stern, just below "Titanic." Unlike the White Star Line behemoth, the city of Liverpool never sank, but it did seem to founder. It was heavily bombed during...
  • Golden Trailer Awards: Complete Winners List

    The 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards honored the best in motion picture marketing on Friday night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Warner Bros. was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards including the best of show prize and best...