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Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Ten Great Reasons to Visit Hartford, CT, Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

With a new billion-dollar entertainment/hotel/residential/convention district, a new state of the art science museum, and multi-million dollar upgrades to attractions and hotels, Hartford might just be a new hot spot.

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War or the Emancipation Proclamation. It was outlawed, but not ended.

Feds Offer Big Grant To Preserve Historic Collection

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The federal government has awarded a $150,000 grant to preserve the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center collections in Hartford. The cent...

The Slave Who Inspired 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 11.02.2013 | Black Voices

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Clemson University professor is convinced that Harriet Beecher Stowe might not have written "Uncle Tom's Cabin" if it were ...

A Speech That Speaks to Our Progressive Traditions

Mike Lux | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

To my friends who are cynical, who say it is just a speech, just words, I would argue that if you look at America's history, words matter.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Prophetic Engine

Joan D. Hedrick | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Joan D. Hedrick

The fact that Christian ministers maintained a timid silence in face of the Fugitive Slave Law both infuriated Stowe and propelled her to speak out.

The Problem With Uncle Tom

Maya Rupert | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

Log Cabin Republicans aren't the only ones Frank offended with this insensitive comparison. "Uncle Tom" is a racially loaded slavery reference, and his decision to use it here was entirely inappropriate.

9 Stories That Changed The World

Jonathan Gottschall | Posted 06.10.2012 | Books
Jonathan Gottschall

The story maker penetrates our skulls and seizes control of our cognitive and emotional machinery. Here are some examples of stories that have changed the world--in big ways and small, in good ways and bad.

Book Review Roundup: A Portrait Of India And A Dissection Of A Novel That Changed The Course Of History

Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

"The Secret Knowledge On the Dismantling of American Culture" by David Mamet New York Times This is an extraordinarily irritating book, written ...

Uncle Barack's Cabin

Sara Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Davidson

The day after Obama claimed the nomination, a German newspaper ran a picture of the White House on its front page with the headline, "Uncle Barack's Cabin."

"Uncle Barack's Cabin": Why We Must Repudiate the Ugly Racial Undercurrents of the Campaign

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

This offensive German headline is a warning to us here in the US. The bigots will exploit every slimy racist undercurrent in a desperate effort to keep Obama out of the White House.