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Music Review: Sci-Fi Romance: The Ghost of John Henry

The Los Angeles indie folk rock group returns with a worthy sophomore effort about an American folk hero. Read More »

DVD Review: Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island

Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island falls flat, with rote characters and poor special effects. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Amelia’ by Alex Webb at Fort Jay, Governors Island


Alex Webb's two-person Civil War drama makes its New York debut in a dark cold stone chamber inside a former rebel prison camp. Read More »

Book Review: The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Lois Leveen shines in a masterfully written book about a slave-turned-spy for the Union cause during the Civil War. Read More »

Society and the Individual, Part Five: America Past, Present, and Future

What do the past, present, and future of American society have in common? Is there really much difference between them? Read More »

Book Review: 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart

Goodheart cogently chronicles the political machinations leading to the election of Lincoln, the secession of the Southern states, and the start of the Civil War. Read More »

Book Review: Cruel Curse: Mark of the Bloody Seven by Del Huntsman

Cruel Curse is a haunting tale about a wrongly accused Civil War soldier. Read More »

Book Review: Clubs Are Trumps: The Road From Plum Run by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson

"Clubs Are Trumps" — a handful of battle scarred Minnesota Union Army veterans will discover its meaning on their long road home. Read More »

Book Review: Manifest Destinies: America’s Westward Expansion and the Road to the Civil War by Steven E. Woodworth

A magnificent account of the era before the outbreak of the Civil War. Read More »

Book Review: The Life He Never Knew by Ryan Petty

Questioning motives for being in the war, his thoughts on slavery, secession, and his own death. Read More »