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Famously Drunk: A Brief History of Drinking in Columbia,

Probing the historic depths of Columbia's drinking culture.
Columbia Free Times  |  Eva Moore  |  02-23-2012  |  Food+Drink

Library Seeks to Save Jefferson’s Papersnew

In three years, Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Articles of Confederation, helped secure French aid for the Revolutionary War and deployed soldiers to fight Native Americans on Virginia’s western frontier. Now, the Library of Virginia is restoring all 2,500 of Jefferson’s executive papers, which date from 1779 to 1781, to ensure they survive as long as his legacy.
Style Weekly  |  Melissa Scott Sinclair  |  08-17-2011  |  History

Turning an Old Biker Bar into a Sleek Woodworking Studionew

In a city populated by pre-Civil War buildings rife with history, the tale behind Michael Moran's new upper Meeting Street woodworking studio completely deviates from the norm. "It used to be a biker bar and strip club," he says.
Charleston City Paper  |  Lisa Ryan  |  04-20-2011  |  Culture

Stegelin's Cartoon: Civil War Sesquicentenialnew

Civil War Sesquicentenial
Charleston City Paper  |  Steve Stegelin  |  04-07-2011  |  Cartoons

'Civil War Voices' Brings True Stories to the Stagenew

Barter Theatre's production of the musical Civil War Voices tells the true stories of five individuals, including a pair of separated lovers, a freed slave employed by Mary Todd Lincoln, and a Northern teacher who decides to fight for his country.
Charleston City Paper  |  Michael Smallwood  |  04-07-2011  |  Theater

Art Collector and Preservationist Brooks Buxton Aims to Save Vermontnew

J. Brooks Buxton’s foreign acquisitions — among them 19th-century albumen photographs from the Middle East, Chinese ceramics and a Paleozoic-era trilobite from what is now Morocco — mingle with American paintings, decorative arts, heirloom furniture and books.
Seven Days  |  Pamela Polston  |  02-12-2010  |  Culture

As a Famous Desegregation Case Gets its Historical Due, One Family Feels Left Outnew

Mendez v. Westminster never made it into the official Orange County story, though, existing only in the historical margins of ethnic studies. But this wrong is finally being righted. But one plaintiff family -- the Ramirezes -- feel like they're being written out of this newly filled historical gap.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  11-10-2009  |  History

A Race is on to Record the Untold Stories of Aging Holocaust Survivorsnew

Until the Iron Curtain parted, the Holocaust stories like Lupyan's and others' from the former Soviet republics went largely untold on the world stage. But now, there is an urgency to record survivors' stories while a dwindling number still are alive to tell them.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  10-06-2009  |  History

The StoryCorps Project Pursues Material in Colorado Springsnew

Made famous by NPR, the national nonprofit initiative has recorded interviews with more than 26,000 ordinary people in all 50 states.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Jill Thomas  |  09-24-2009  |  History

The Weathermen's Ticking Time Bombnew

The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a Chicago law professor involved in the early stages of Barack Obama’s political career.
SF Weekly  |  Peter Jamison  |  09-18-2009  |  History

The Clash Between the Black Panthers and the Santa Ana Police, 40 Years Laternew

"I think people want to forget this," former Orange County Black Panther head Daniel Lynem says. "If they could wipe it from the history books, they would. And for the most part, they have."
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano and Gabriel San Roman  |  09-15-2009  |  History

Cartoon: The New New Worldnew

What would old-time adventurers have done if they had faced the same fearful climate we face today? Try to get anything new off the ground, and everyone is willing to talk, but no one has the guts to put their money on the line. Instead, you get fed a line about the Internet, social networking, and the like. Will anything ever get done in the future?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  09-05-2009  |  Cartoons

Recent Raids Shed Light on New Mexican Looting Syndicatenew

Using undercover sources, agents from the FBI and the US Bureau of Land Management spent more than two years infiltrating a tight-knit community of looters in New Mexico who dig up graves and pillage archaeological sites on public lands, then sell the items they find to dealers and collectors.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  08-20-2009  |  History

For the Society for Creative Anachronism, Playing with Swords is Part of a Lessonnew

Don't call them geeks, call them history lovers. Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism often get pegged as Renaissance fair actors, but they prefer to think of themselves as experiential learners who happen to wear armor.
Boise Weekly  |  Deanna Darr  |  08-19-2009  |  Recreation

After 75 Years, the Mystery of Young Nature Writer Everett Ruess Has Likely Been Solvednew

Everett was last seen by a sheepherder near Escalante, Utah, on Nov. 19, 1934. Four months later, his burros were found southeast of Escalante in Davis Gulch, and in a nearby cave, where the wanderer made his last camp, searchers found his footprints and discarded food cans. But Everett himself had vanished. He was 20.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  08-12-2009  |  History

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