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PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...


Emmie Twombly | Posted 09.01.2011 | Style
Emmie Twombly

As the youngest in my family, who grew up surrounded by strong independent women, I was able to build my future with insight and perseverance. My first role model was my grandmother, who my older sister and I called "Mimi."

What Kind of Name Is Boreanaz?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

What of Boreanaz? Well, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone of Italian heritage who tracks to more extreme edges of the country.

Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

It was just last week on St. Patrick's Day while hosting Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the White House that President Obama announced his u...

There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Today is the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month and rumors are buzzing that President Obama will visit Ireland in May, one hopes with a trip to his ancestral hometown of Moneygall where he can raise a pint in Ollie Hayes's pub.

Home Belongs to the Traveler

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

It is in community gatherings and traditions that I look to understand how we might be better at bringing communities together -- not just as part of a distant past, but in order to forge a new kind of future.

License Plates, Heritage and Fellow Mississippians

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

Some of my fellow Mississippian want to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with license plates honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was one of the initial leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.

Emmitt Smith: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Emmitt James Smith grew up wanting to be a Dallas Cowboy, but he far exceeded that aspiration. And now, after retiring, Emmitt has welcomed the opportunity to explore his roots.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

Discovering What Unites Us All

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

We are all sons and daughters. This truth unites all people from all parts of the world. Many of us don't think about it, but our identity as a son or a daughter is a gateway.

Karen White's Falling Home Is All About Small Town Living and Loving

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Novelist Karen White's Falling Hoome is a re-tooled, expanded story that shows her at her storytelling best.

Celebrate Old Town's 100-Year-Old Urinals

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers love to celebrate their city and its rich history. The Old Town Bar at 45 East 18th Street, is hosting an impressive 100th anniversary pa...

Why Heritage Matters

Josh Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Bernstein

In a world too often focused on short-term issues and Western ideologies, we must make the effort to protect cultural heritage sites. Our challenge is to recognize this before it's too late.

Pro-Bombing Iran Is Anti-Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is no evidence whatsoever that a nuclear-armed Iran would behave any differently than any other country that possesses the bomb. It is no more interested in national suicide than the United States, France, Pakistan or even North Korea.

Learning How to See Italy Through the Eyes of Italians

xxxxAnnemarieDoolingxxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

I came to Rome prepared with research and geography, but the Eternal City quickly taught me to let it go. In its people I saw the real mask of Italy, the real essence of being Italian.

Don't "Protect" Us From Our Own Genetic Information

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Smolenyak

Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.

Ashley Judd Needs No Defense: Besieged Kentucky Mountaineers Need More Defenders Against Big Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The little sycophants of Big Coal outsiders are yapping at the heels of eastern Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd again. This time the barking do...

Did the Heritage Foundation Invent ObamaCare?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

To the extent that Massachusetts' health care system and ObamaCare are similar, Heritage has every right to take credit for the ideas in ObamaCare. The fact that they don't want to is another story.

Israeli Heritage or Jewish Heritage or Both?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The most worrisome aspect of the decision by the Israeli government to recognize various West Bank sites as part of Israel's heritage is the conflation of the state of Israel and the Jewish religion.

Michelle Obama's Roots: "Colored Persons Cohabiting ... on 27th February, 1866"

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

President Obama's election was no doubt historic, but in a sense, the presence of Michelle Obama in the White House is even more remarkable. She, dau...

Celebrity Genealogy Hits Prime Time

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Active and armchair genealogists across the country will soon be treated shows on PBS and NBC that will offer considerable, multicultural star power.

A Brief Roots Tribute to Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan Biden

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Like so many, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Catherine Eugenia "Jean" (Finnegan) Biden, Joe Biden's mother.

Organic, Heritage, Sustainable -- When Talking Turkey, Does it Matter?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

If turkey is on your holiday menu, what then should you buy? 
When looking for the right bird, or any poultry for that matter, there is much to consider.

Health Care Debate Loses Coherence

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

One suspects, however, that behind much of the "Don't Tread On Me" rhetoric directed at Obama is a spluttering "... but, but, but, you're black!"

Dead At 50 - But His Inspiring Voice Will Live Forever...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Rest in peace Billy Mays.