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GOP Lawmaker Blasts History Channel For Lack Of History

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has been a bit despondent lately -- not about the economy or the war in Afghanistan, but about the lack of history on th...

Iran: Smoke, Mirrors and the Rest

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 03.12.2012 | Media
Imogen Lloyd Webber

The only certainty we have in the public discourse in regards to Iran is that we are dealing with smoke and mirrors with every player.

'Mudcats': Jerry Collapses With Heat Stroke

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

Veteran noodler Jerry Rider and his son Andy were competing in the Okie Noodling Competition in scorching temperatures when Jerry came down with heat ...

Monster Gator Loose In Troy's Yard On 'Swamp People'

Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

When the swamp is in one's backyard, it's too for of a stretch to expect alligators to make it their home as well from time to time. But it's no less ...

'Top Gear' Crosses The Continental Divide In Minivans

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

The "Top Gear" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on History) team became the first people to cross the continental divide on a mule trail, and their vehicle of choice...

Of Vacations Past and Future

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Only one week of classes stands between Boston University's student body and spring break, and the halls are ringing with the ever-popular question, "Where are you going?"

Frank Finds Vintage Smoking Toy On 'American Pickers'

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Cigarette smoking has been frowned upon for so long that many people probably forget that it used to be so commonly accepted and advertised on televis...

'Pawn Stars': How Much For A Can Of Elephant Dung?

Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) Chumlee Russell took a punt on a very esoteric item -- a can of "Zoo Doo." The can was full of "Guar...

PHOTOS: An Idyllic Island With A Small Hometown Feel

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Antigua is distinguished from the other Caribbean islands by its vast unblemished landscapes, its friendliness and a variety of secluded, all-inclusive resorts that each have their own appeal.

From the Radical to the Ridiculous, A Brief History of Anti-Biennial Activism

ARTINFO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

The Whitney Biennial always draws fire from critics, but this year we're witnessing what seems like an unprecedented amount of actual anti-biennial ac...

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The First Lady's Multicultural, Great Migration Past (VIDEO)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.30.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Several years ago, I conducted extensive genealogical research into the heritage of Michelle Obama. A few of my discoveries -- particularly those per...

PHOTOS: Looking For Lincoln In Springfield

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

The stories surrounding Abraham Lincoln makes him one of America's great heroes. A trip to Springfield, Illinois, where he spent 25 years as a citizen, lawyer and state representative prior to his presidency gives visitors a look at his humanity.

Black History Is American History, All Year Round

Teach Plus | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Meaningful discussions about black history, women's history -- indeed, all histories -- should not come and go with the passing of the calendar.

PHOTOS: 10 Ancient Cities To Visit

Historvius | Posted 04.29.2012 | Travel

The world is packed full of astounding ancient cities that have survived through the ages.

'Pawn Stars': A Piece Of Mob History?

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History) a would-be seller discovered that in the world of antiques and collectibles all good yarns have to be b...

Ancient Diaries May Shed New Light On Climate Change

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2012 08:58 PM EST on LiveScience Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghda...

Logger Joe Strips To Get A Raise On 'Ax Men'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

All the "Ax Men" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on History) are tough, but Papac Alaska Logging's Joe Linderborg is definitely one of the toughest. Joe wanted ...

Redacting The Bible: A Case Study In Historical Criticism

William Grassie | Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

The New Testament is not a history textbook. Indeed, by contemporary historical standards, there is precious little independent corroboration to establish even the existence of the historical Jesus.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Purnell Shields

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
Megan Smolenyak

D.T. lived in hopeful expectation, but even today, it's stunning to think that the life of this one-time slave overlapped with that of his great-granddaughter, Marian, who now resides in the White House.

Racing Against The Tournament Clock On 'Mudcats'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Catching a fish by hand is no easy task, and doing it with the added pressure of competition is even more daunting. But that was the task before Mario...

Larry The Cable Guy Meets 'The Real Snooki'

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Larry the Cable Guy took on the tried and true profession of used car salesman on "Only in America" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on History). While on the job, h...

'Top Gear': Patrick Warburton Named His Muscle Car After Angelina Jolie

Posted 02.22.2012 | TV

Patrick Warburton joined the ranks of men who've offended the sensibilities of their wives and other women on "Top Gear" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on HIST), w...

'American Pickers' Look At 'The Smithsonian Of Pedal Cars'

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

It's one thing to have single items brought into a pawn store, but quite another to enter people's homes and see what they've got in there. Much like ...

'Pawn Stars': Rick Scores Civil War Revolver

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Haggling for rare historical artifacts can be a tricky game to play. On the latest "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on History), a rare Civil War revol...

Fight Breaks Out Between The 'Ax Men'

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

Tempers flared on "Ax Men" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on History) and Rygaard Logging employees Dave and Fernando finally came to blows. The pair had been c...