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Remains Of American Colonial Leader Found Buried With Catholic Artifact

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Religion

Archaeologists have uncovered an unlikely find at the site of America's oldest Protestant church: a small silver box researchers believe is...

History on the Line

Theresa Pierno | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Regardless of Dominion's eagerness to destroy Jamestown and the historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and economic significance attached to this important place, the Army Corps should require an EIS before making an ultimate decision regarding Dominion's ill-conceived proposal. Think about what's at stake.

The Much Delayed Airport - An End at Last to St. Helena's Isolation: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away from it All on the Looney Front (Part 12)

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Until now reliant on the monthly-odd visits of the RMS St. Helena on her run from and to cape Town, South Africa, this tiny rock's terminal isolation is about to change forever in early 2016.

Around St. Helena Aboard the Enchanted Isle: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 11)

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Having crisscrossed the mountainous interior and multiple microclimates of St. Helena on land there remains one more major trip -- the circumnavigation of one of the world's most remote island.

A Day in the Life of Jamestown, St. Helena - Part 3, Evening: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 10)

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There are still two hours left for this 'lazy' day before evening sets in and Jamestown's wild nightlife begins, so there's time for a little local hike along the rugged cliff face.

A Day in the Life of Jamestown, St. Helena - Part 2, Afternoon: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 9)

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.21.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you could see forever over Earth's curves as you gaze south from this most remote of islands, the next land to meet your eye across the blue swell of the vast South Atlantic would be Antarctica. But as you can't, let's continue our lazy day by turning back from the waterfront, crossing the bridge over the dry moat, and passing through the town gate again.

A Day in the Life of Jamestown, St. Helena -- Part 1, Morning: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 8)

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's time for a respite from the Napoleoniana and scenic wonders of the mountainous hinterland to watch life stroll by, and to laze about town, if you can call Jamestown a town as it threads its way from the blue South Atlantic through stark cliffs up a narrow, arid ravine.

Behind the Barren Volcanic Exterior, the Glorious Eden of St. Helena: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 6)

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

When you approach St. Helena from the sea nothing could seem more forbiddingly inhospitable than the jagged cliffs and soaring crags that rise precipitously out of the frothing ocean, impenetrable ramparts that scream 'keep out.'

Napoleon' Last Hurrah - A Grave With No Name on St. Helena: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 5)

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena is forever linked with the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, the megalomaniacal Corsican-cum-French emperor who was exiled there by the British in 1815.

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

The Revolution at Colonial Williamsburg

Scott S. Smith | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

If you think Colonial Williamsburg is the Republican Disneyland, you haven't been there in a while. The nation's largest living history center once had that reputation in the way it depicted the American Revolution. But that's been banished, along with George Washington's cherry tree.

Friday Talking Points -- Most Disappointing Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?

'Jamestown Day' Celebrations Mark 406th Anniversary

AP | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement are preparing to mark the 406th anniversary of the founding of the first perma...

Stopping to Smell the Bermuda Cedar

Mike Dunphy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Going "native" in Bermuda doesn't just mean sucking up the clear white sunlight and azure ocean breezes, but also the cedar itself. It's not the sun almondizing the skin of long term residents, it's the cedar.

VOTE: Does 'Pocahontas' Opera Snub Native Americans?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

A Duluth, Minnesota production of "Pocahontas: A Woman of Two Worlds," an opera, is facing criticism this week for failing to cast a single Native Ame...

The Perfect 1-2 punch

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If State Republicans were not already facing enough of an uphill battle, what in the world are they going to do to combat the Andrew Cuomo-Rochester M...

Paper, Scissors, Plymouth Rock

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Considering all the hoopla we make over Thanksgiving, I'd be willing to bet that most Americans believe the Pilgrims were the first non-native American settlers in North America.