Historicist: History in Objects
There was a writing desk, cabinet, and mirror once housed in General James Wolfe's home, a Louis XIV-era clock from Acadia, and, in a far corner, the desk used by William Lyon Mackenzie when he was a member of Parliament. The displays Among these ...
June 27, 2015
Where to eat and what to order in Boston's Chinatown
Have one at one of the little tables, where silver-haired gentlemen gather to chat, or take it to go. There are plenty of other goodies at Mei Sum, like the fluffy white filled buns the kindly women behind the counter are happy to steam for you. But ...
June 11, 2015
Bill Simmons, ESPN Sever Ties: 'Time to Move on,' President John Skipper Says
ESPN is cutting ties will massive media draw Bill Simmons, electing on Friday not to renew his contract. “I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons' contract,” ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement provided to . “We ...
May 8, 2015
The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again: Grant and Lee Meet at Appomattox
By then it was close to 1 o'clock. Within half an hour Grant arrived from the southeast to find [Gen. Philip] Sheridan waiting for him on the outskirts of town, still eager, as he said later, “to end the business by going in and forcing an absolute ...
April 10, 2015
150 years ago on this date, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
The President and Mrs. Lincoln did not start for the theatre until 15 minutes after 8 o'clock. Speaker Colfax was at the White House at the time, and the President stated to him that he was going, although Mrs. Lincoln had not been well, because the ...
April 14, 2015
They called him Johnnie
He played dive bars, concert halls, recording studios and fields from Denver to Billings to Nashville throughout the 1960s and '70s. The Dennis Lewchuk Show packed the Red Bull lounge in Norfolk six nights a week, drawing bigger crowds than any ...
March 1, 2015
Furniture fair is mad for modern
At the show, Westkill offered its Drift screen-printed clock, Nanoleaf premiered the Nanoleaf One geometric LED light bulb, and Tagina showed its large-format Details hexagon tiles. "There's been a strong return to geometric forms Sun Valley Bronze ...
June 14, 2015
Chinatown’s big dim sum palaces offer the fun of choosing from steamer-laden carts being rolled around the room. (Come at peak time, around noon to 1 p. m. , for the best selection and to ensure food hasn’t been sitting long enough for fried items to become soggy. Try dumplings such as CHINA KING. Call a day in advance and order Peking duck, a three-course meal that can feed at least three. Then comes a stir-fry of duck meat, and last a soup made from the bones. Owners Erwin and Doris Mei became known for this duck when they operated King Fung Garden in the same neighborhood. There are several good places for Taiwanese food in Chinatown — Taiwan Cafe, Gourmet Dumpling House (the one with the blue sign and the long line outside) — but this friendly restaurant with the yellow awning is my top choice. It has the best soup dumplings in town. On the menu as “mini juicy buns with pork” (or pork and crab meat), these are dumplings with thin, delicate skins filled with meat and deep, flavorful broth. Order a steamerful to share with a friend, then sheepishly order another. Add rice cake with pork and mustard greens, beef with longhorn pepper, or Taiwan-style eggplant, and you’ve got a feast.
ESPN is cutting ties will massive media draw Bill Simmons, electing on Friday not to renew his contract. “I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons’ contract,” ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “We have been in negotiations and it was clear it was time to move on. ”. He continued: “ESPN’s relationship with Bill has been mutually beneficial — he has produced great content for us for many years and ESPN has provided him many new... On Skipper’s Grantland point, it is important to point out that ESPN owns the sports and pop culture website, not boss Simmons. The self-proclaimed “Sports Guy” tussled with ESPN Radio hosts “Mike & Mike” in late fall , mere weeks after he was suspended for a profanity-laced podcast tirade aimed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. On the first issue, Simmons called Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg’s radio and TV show “absolute garbage,” and tweeted about “Mike & Mike in the Morning”: “I would say I lost respect for that show, but I never had it. ”. The duo was a little bit... Mike and Mike punted the.
EDITOR’S NOTE — On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford’s... During the third act and while there was a temporary pause for one of the actors to enter, a sharp report of a pistol was heard, which merely attracted attention, but suggested nothing serious until a man rushed to the front of the President’s... This circa 1865-1880 photograph provided by the Library of Congress’ Brady-Handy Collection shows Lawrence A. Gobright, the Associated Press’ first Washington correspondent. A native of Hanover, Pa. , Gobright covered both inaugurations of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination during a career spanning more than a third of a century in Washington. ” the AP reported President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, on April 15, 1865. | AP Photo/Library of Congress The groans of Mrs. Lincoln first disclosed the fact that the President had been shot, when all present rose to their feet rushing towards the stage, many exclaiming, ‘Hang him, hang him.
Rare antique lamps, clocks, coin-ops and more will be at Fontaine's three-session auction, June 27th
Other advertising items will include a mache model of a bull, promoting ... lighting, clocks and watches, paintings, porcelains, bronze and marble statuary, Asian items, art glass and cameo glass, Russian objects, silver, musical, coin-op, advertising ...
June 16, 2015
Best U.S. movie locations to visit
(CNN)-- Nothing against L.A. studios, the Manhattan skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and those tax-credit incentive states -- "Lights, Camera, Georgia!" -- that know how to reel in a big movie production. But some of our favorite films have daringly lit out ...
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The ...
April 5, 2011
Countdown to the 2012 London Olympics
With just 85 days to go until the London Olympics, Britain’s military and security apparatus has begun testing its readiness to deal with potential terrorist attacks.
May 3, 2012
A BRONZE GROUP OF A ROMAN SOLDIER ATTACKING A BULL
Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of ...
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