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The Man Known as Sugar Meat

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as saying "Without an education, a people will perish." From the moment "The Great...

WWII Bomb Blast Kills 7 Scrap Workers In Bangkok

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BANGKOK, April 2 (Reuters) - A suspected World War II bomb exploded in the Thai capital as scrap metal workers tried to cut it open with a blow torc...

Ex-Seinfeld Writer Fred Stoller Gets Serious and Returns to Stand-up Comedy

Steve Karras | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Fred Stoller is one funny guy. He wrote the book on character acting (literally -- it's called Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star), and now he's returning to his roots as a stand-up comic.

Deja Vu in Ukraine

Judith Fein | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

It wasn't like any other trip I've taken in my life. From the moment I arrived in Ukraine, I could feel the past under my feet, in front of me, behind...

The Long Shadows of War

Sabine Reichel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sabine Reichel

It was a surprise to discover eventually that nothing has shaped me more than the war I didn't have to live through. I still feel the impact and the traces my parents' generation left in us, the often rebellious offspring of the late '60s.

George Clooney's Monuments Men Touches Chicago Legal Community

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.18.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

One of the rare films I have seen to occasion applause at the end. I saw it at a theater 125 miles north of Cincinnati. Don't want to be a spoiler, so I will only say this. George's dad, Nick Clooney, has the last word in this one, and frankly, steals the show.

WWII Veteran Allegedly Conned By 'Beautiful Scam Artist'

David Lohr | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

Police in Florida say they are searching for a young woman who allegedly bilked an 86-year-old World War II veteran out of several thousand dollars. ...

These College Students Are Totally Clueless About World War II (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

When college students' knowledge of World War II is put to the test, many are in the dark. Actually, some are entirely clueless. You might think i...

Frozen Land, Moving Pictures

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Nancy Graham Holm

Scandinavian film buffs know about it, as well as other Europeans, but it remains a secret to most North Americans.

88-Year-Old German Charged In Nazi- Era Massacre

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Wednesday they have charged an 88-year-old former member of an SS armored division with 25 counts of murder ov...

My Own Piece of the Berlin Wall

James M. Clash | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

On a chilly fall night, my friend and I headed over to the smaller Potsdamer Platz section. It wasn't for drama that we traveled under cover of the dark. There's an unwritten rule that tourists are not to take pieces off the remaining Wall, for obvious reasons.

Season of Tradition: Not Anti-Semitism

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Dumbstruck. Flummoxed. I cannot believe what I have just read. I just read the lyrics of the Romania Christmas Carol performed by a folk ensemble named Dor Transilvan on Romania public television.

WWII Vet's Lost Medals Returned To His Family

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal and other military decorations awarded to a World War II veteran have been returned to his daughter aft...

Pearl Harbor Ceremony Unites Survivors

Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

By AUDREY McAVOY, The Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in t...

Nazi War Criminal Dead AT 92

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six dec...

Survivors Recall Children's Flight From Nazis

AP | NAOMI KOPPEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

LONDON (AP) — The operation was called Kindertransport — Children's Transport — and it was a passage from hell to freedom. Kristallnacht had ju...

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

The Gift That Stayed in My Heart For Decades

Ingrid Hurtubise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Hurtubise

I was only a small child. I didn't understand the war or its causes, but my mother explained to us just how special it was that strangers from a country against which our country had just fought a war were making such a kind gesture to us. And I didn't need my mother to explain to me how nice it felt to receive something when you have almost nothing.

Original 'Rosie The Riveter' Gets A Call From Joe Biden

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

We know that Vice President Joe Biden is keen on making memorable phone calls to mark important milestones, and this Veterans Day was no exception. ...

World War II Doolittle Raiders Gather For Final Ceremonial Toast

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio — DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — U.S. military leaders are among thousands who have joined in a tribute to World War II's Doolittle Raiders,...

Ex-Nazi Sentenced To Life For 1943 Massacre

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MILAN -- MILAN (AP) — Rome's military tribunal on Friday convicted a 90-year-old ex-Nazi in absentia for his role in the 1943 execution of 120 Itali...

For Victory: A WWII Pamphlet and a Modern-Day Program Encourage Women in American Manufacturing

Allison Grealis | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Allison Grealis

"Women," the pamphlet concludes, "can be trained to do almost any job you've got." On that point, I agree.

Former SS Captain Convicted In Nazi Massacre Dies

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

ROME — ROME (AP) — Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German o...

Denmark Marks 70th Anniversary Of Rescue Of Jews During WWII

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A ceremony has been held in Denmark to mark the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of 7,300 Jews during World War II to pr...

Good Wars and Bad Anti-Wars?

Ian Williams | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Ian Williams

Accurate history is messy, because reality is messy -- and that is no more apparent than over Syria. The lines between good and bad are never as clear and bold as we would like.