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Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

What's Next for Places?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.

PHOTOS: America's 10 Best River Towns

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

In order to rank the top river towns in America, the editors of Outside Magazine turned to locals, asking for them to vote for their towns and provide...

The Top 10 Wired Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Unigo

Do you need access to Facebook and Twitter at all times? Whenever you walk into a room are you instantly scouring for outlets and checking for a wifi...

Daughter, 22, Lifts Car, Performs CPR And Saves Dad's Life

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact

In a matter of seconds, Alec Kornacki, 52, went from fixing his car to being wedged underneath thousands of pounds of metal. "As I go to open the g...

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Live-Streamed Civil War Seminar -- Creating Education That Is Accessible to All

Larry Velvel | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Larry Velvel

The high cost of both legal and undergraduate education is, justly, a hot button topic right now, and in my opinion, far too little is being done to ensure that every American has access to the remarkable educational opportunities this country has to offer.

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

The Peter Paul Center Route Out of Poverty

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.15.2012 | DC
Kevin Powell

It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.

GUESS WHO?

Posted 01.29.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Andrew Necci of the Richmond-based RVA Magazine has done quite a bit of research, and has come to the conclusion that the guy identified as St...

Former Conjoined Toddlers Make Progress In Va.

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. — Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surge...

Tea Party Group Draws Audit, Blames Occupy Movement

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Tea Party said an audit by the city is retaliation for the conservative group seeking refunds for rally permits and...

SHOCK VIDEO: Firefighter In Critical Condition After Savage Thanksgiving Assault

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

A Bay Area firefighter, single father and former Marine is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being intentionally hit with a car fol...

Conjoined Twins Undergo Separation Surgery In Va.

AP | By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Conjoined twin girls from the Dominican Republic were recovering Tuesday at a Virginia hospital after undergoing complicated, nearly ...

Finding My Path At A Buddhist Temple In Vancouver

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Everywhere are neatly trimmed bonsai bushes in a garden replicating the one where Buddha delivered his first sermon thousands of years ago. Streams of water tickle past the mouths of stone dragons into fountains and ponds surrounded by perfectly positioned boulders. Lotus flower pods float in pools of water.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Closing Several Regional Bureaus

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post will soon close all the paper’s regional bureaus except for those in Annapolis and Virginia, in a move its managemen...

Two Nuclear Reactors Taken Off Line After Virginia Earthquake

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials say two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va., were automatically taken off l...

I Left My Diet in San Francisco!

Ellen Resnick | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco
Ellen Resnick

Should I go to Burn and do a combination of Pilates, weights and cardio, or relax and have a chocolate croissant and coffee with the locals at Tart to Tart?

Ugliest House Contest 2011: Does Denver Have What It Takes? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver

Every city in America has some ugly homes. Or at least, as some say, houses with "character." But is there a city with the absolute ugliest? The co...

Smallpox Scare At Virginia Historical Society Triggered By Old Piece Of Skin

Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

A museum dedicated to Virginia state history was briefly transformed into a science laboratory when federal health inspectors became concerned that a ...

Will Kaine Be Able (to Win in Virginia)

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Run, Timmy, Run! At the Jefferson - Jackson annual convocation of state democratic party membership in Richmond on Februrary 19, the call for a new S...

Remembering Dorothy Irene Height

Holly Cowan Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Holly Cowan Shulman

Dorothy Height died this week. She was a witness to American history from Jim Crow, which prevailed throughout America in the year she was born, 1912, to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."