Entertainment & Culture

I believe a house is more a home by being a work of art.” - Frank Lloyd Wright,The Natural House, 1954 

Dr. John E. and Catherine (“Kay”) Christian, a Purdue University professor and his wife, had...

Family watching movie

It has been a lot of fun to write about some of my favorite classic movies and share my thoughts with our growing audience. I have written about movies for a long time, and published interviews with film figures from the classic era to...

Ladysmith Black Mambazo in concert at Ravinia

Paul Simon says his twenty-five year old album, Graceland, a vibrant blend of rock and roll and South African music that...

Gateway to College students at Lake Washington Technical College take their math

A  hotly contested debate about the role of teachers in learning has been going on for the past few years in the U.S.

According to  Paul E. Peterson, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy...

Bus which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested.

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel...

Nuclear blast (mushroom cloud)

After the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States government did not pursue the development of the hydrogen bomb in the years after World War II. But after the Soviets successfully detonated an atomic bomb in...

The killing of elephants for their ivory continues to plague many African states.

Eleven elephants have been killed n Uganda  so far this year. The tusks are often shipped  to  Asian countries such as China,  Sri Lanka...

Tornado destruction at school

Newspapers and television news outlets have provided extensive coverage of the recent weather emergencies and subsequent rescue efforts.

In these times, it is important to remember that libraries have played a role in the recovery of...

Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, PA.

The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President  Abraham  Lincoln, on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of...

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

Interracial marriage is becoming more accepted in the United States. In the 1950s, it was a curiosity when celebrity couples got together. For example, Sammy Davis Jr. and actress Kim Novak hid their relationship, afraid of public...