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Sense of (dis)Place

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

It's premature to depart from John Muir before we have more fully visited with him. We take it for granted that he saved places like Yosemite just because they were beautiful. There's more to it.

Gold Fever Hits Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Evening falls and the sound of the sieves in the rolling hills trails off. The three men collect their belongings. They've finished the first day in their arduous search for gold.

5 Must-Sees in Skagway, Alaska

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

In 1897, over 100,000 would-be-miners and dreamers traveled from all over the world and stampeded into Alaska on their way to the Klondike Valley to find their riches during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many of those prospectors came through Skagway, Alaska.

Devils' Town Art Exhibition Opening This Weekend

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Since the war of conquest when California was annexed into the United States and the village or pueblo of Los Angeles began its transformation into a city, it began its developmental process through an extreme scattered detachment of people.

California's Historic Drought Brings Gold Rush

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Historic levels of low water have brought on a crippling drought in parts of California, but it may have also brought on a second gold rush. As re...

PHOTOS: Creepy Pics Of Abandoned Mining Towns | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

The gold rush in North America spanned from Montana to California and drove tens of thousands of Americans to drop everything and seek their fortunes...

PHOTOS: Creepy Pics Of Abandoned Mining Towns | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

The gold rush in North America spanned from Montana to California and drove tens of thousands of Americans to drop everything and seek their fortunes...

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

The Story of an American Jazz Musician

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

Unquestionably Jazz is America's greatest musical form. It is our classical music. Like the Russians, we have excelled in producing great writers and great musicians.

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

The Gold Rush Is SO 1849

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Across the U.S. West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very va...

Gold Rush!

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. — Tiny pieces of California Gold Rush history fetched big bucks at a Reno auction of Western Americana. The Jack Totheroh Collection...

Discovery Renews 'Gold Rush' For Season 4

Posted 02.22.2013 | TV

Discovery has renewed its reality hit "Gold Rush" for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, which follows the exploits o...

Will 'Les Miz' Virgins Enjoy The Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I had always thought of Les Misérables as something that was (A) kind of complicated, (B) beloved by a lot of people and (C) impossible for me to catch up on at this point in my life. It would be like deciding all of a sudden, "You know, maybe it's time I took up polo."

Will Denzel Washington Crash The Best Actor Race?

Mike Hogan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Best Actress has nothing on Best Actor. Consider the lineup of male performers with a legitimate chance of being nominated: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, John Hawkes, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx. Truthfully, I could make an argument for any of those guys -- especially Cooper, who is a revelation in "Silver Linings Playbook"; he gives a performance that will forever change how audiences view him as an actor.

The Metaphors of Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Fracking is a technology surrounded by metaphors that blind us to the data. Natural gas is called a bridge. And, claim its proponents, it will carry us to many good places.

Basia Bulat: Remembering to Us Our Songs

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

When Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat takes the stage each night, she does so without a setlist. This seems rather akin to a trapeze artist performing without the aid of a net.

WATCH: Mom Finds Meteorite Worth Thousands

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

A stay-at-home mom from the aptly named El Dorado County in California recently stumbled on something far more precious than gold. Brenda Salveson...

Shark Week Is Officially Headed Back To TV

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

Discovery Channel has just announced its 2012-2013 slate, and "Shark Week" is back for another run, promising to be even more exciting than last year'...

'American Digger' Premiere: Ric Savage Digs For Buried Treasure In Alaska

Posted 03.22.2012 | TV

The series premiere of Spike's new show "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) saw the return to television of former pro wrestler "Heavy Metal...

Impressive Dollar Amount Achieved On 'Gold Rush Alaska'

Posted 04.20.2012 | TV

With work still ongoing, the boys of "Gold Rush" (Fri., 8 p.m. EST on Discovery) are starting to see both their fortunes and their moods improve. Aft...

Did 'Gold Rush Alaska' Crew Mine Enough To Turn Profitable?

Posted 02.06.2012 | TV

With running costs of $1,000 per day, Fred Hurt and his crew at Porcupine Creek will only start turning a profit once they extract at least 50 ounces ...

Gold Nuggets Worth Millions Stolen From Northern California Courthouse

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

YREKA, Calif. — Investigators in a far Northern California town sought leads Thursday in the theft of large chunks of gold from the county court...

Why Interest In Alaskan Gold Mining Has Surged

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Interest in gold mining in Alaska has surged, buoyed by high gold prices and the lure of a landscape that remains relatively unexplo...

Gold, Booze And Tourists: Mazatlan's Plazuela Machado

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Ships packed with 49ers often stopped at Mazatlan to let the lads enjoy a little R