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Harper's Ferry

Don't Mess With Harriet Tubman

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The questions raised by Russell Simmons' "Harriet Tubman sex tape" and also by the "Slap Hillary" video game (which, unlike the sex tape, is still up) are simple and succinct: Why is violence against women a joke to men? Why is disrespecting female historical figures OK?

The Nation's River

Ed Felker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Ed Felker

The Clean Water Act was critically important and made a real difference, but has it gone far enough? Perhaps a new documentary about the Potomac River will help shine a light on how the law has worked and, more importantly, how it hasn't.

Garrett Peck, Cocktail Aficionado, Has A New Book About The Potomac River

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Potomac River has shaped history. It's also an awfully nice place to go for a hike. Both these aspects of the river are explored in ...

One Day Hike: Torture and Fun on the C&O Canal

Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.30.2012 | DC
Arin Greenwood

A 31-mile day hike sounds impressive until you meet the people who are walking 62 miles in one day.

John Brown's Body Lies A-Moldering in Upstate New York

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alfred Gingold

150 years after his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown looms ever larger in the national psyche, either a great martyr to a just and necessary cause, or our first domestic terrorist.