iOS app Android app

Donner Party

Interview With the Makers of Dead of Winter: The Donner Party

Sam Rivman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

From the producers of "Hatfields & McCoys," "Dead of Winter: The Donner Party" is a 2-hour television event that retells the story of one of the most infamous manifest destiny journeys. The film premiered at the Boston Film Festival as the closing night selection.

David Moye

PHOTOS: Infamous Cannibals | David Moye | Posted 06.05.2012 | Crime

The thought of cannibalism is so revolting, many of us think that it's a subject confined to horror films and the annals of ancient history. But five ...

A Christmas Feast Past and Present

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Gabrielle Burton

Often the world's miseries seem too overwhelming, our efforts to relieve them too paltry. But Christmas celebrates a baby's birth and is, at its deepest level, a time of renewed hope.

Standard and Poor's, The White House and the Economy

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Clarence B. Jones

The White House, Treasury officials and persons in the private sector who are now so publicly critical of Standard and Poor's for its downgrading of the creditworthiness of the US government are too late and off the mark.

Amanda Terkel

DNC Chair Tim Kaine Compares The GOP To Cannibals | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine and DNC Vice Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) went after Republicans today for...

Tamsen Donner Reincarnated?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gabrielle Burton

These days I get two questions a lot. The first: Do you think you're Tamsen Donner reincarnated? The long and the short answer to that is Nope. Why...

Document Signed By Abraham Lincoln Traveled With Donner Party

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A newly discovered Lincoln document has ties to a tragic bit of American history. Researchers say one of his militia buddies happened to carry a docu...

Donner Party: Did They or Didn't They?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gabrielle Burton

Of the 81 pioneers trapped in the mountains, a little over half survived. Even if it were provable that no one turned to cannibalism, why do people today care so much whether they did or didn't?

Snow Way! The Forecasters Got it Right!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.06.2010 | Media
Tamar Abrams

I awoke this morning to a scene that the Donner Party would have recognized. Where I know I parked my car there is a mound of white. Two feet of snow and it's still coming down.