February 15, 2013 |
The landmark Crescent Bath House in Lake Elsinore is on the market at $795,000. Built in 1887, the multi-hued Turkish bathhouse was the brainchild of architect Frank Ferris and business partner Franklyn Heald. To attract travelers arriving from points east, it was set across the street from the train station. An eclectic blend of Victorian and Moorish Revival styles, the exotic structure features spires on the roof and arches that frame the windows and doorways. Currently in use as an antique store, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
February 15, 2013 |
It is unfair to compare a relatively anonymous, low-budget film to a high-end Hollywood production such as Steven Spielberg's Oscar showpiece "Lincoln," but someone decided to release "Saving Lincoln" at this time, which means, well, they asked for it. The film purports to be about the friendship between Lincoln and Ward Hill Lamon, a friend and colleague from Lincoln's days of Illinois lawyering who went with him to Washington to function as...
February 13, 2013 |
The South Korean people have had the chance to see exhibitions of some well-known American artists - Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, among others - in recent years, but until "Art Across America" came to Seoul, they hadn't seen a comprehensive exhibition showing the history of American art. The exhibition, 168 artworks including portraits, landscape paintings, decorative artifacts and Native American art, opened earlier this month at the National Museum...
February 12, 2013
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been acclaimed not just by critics but by historians as well for its acute and realistic portrayal of the 16th president as he maneuvered to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. But the filmmakers got at least one detail wrong: They depicted two Connecticut delegates to the House of Representatives voting against the amendment when, in fact, all four of Connecticut's House members voted for it in 1865. Now, one of the state's current representatives, Joe Courtney, a Democrat, has written to Spielberg asking if the movie could be corrected before it's released on DVD. In a statement, screenwriter Tony Kushner admitted that he deliberately strayed from fact when he put "nay" votes in the mouths of the two Connecticut congressmen - but only to emphasize the dramatic closeness of the vote.
February 11, 2013 |
Births to women ages 15-19 and 20-24 in the U.S. declined to "historic lows" in 2011, declining to 31.3 births per 1,000 women, said researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. Writing in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, Brady E. Hamilton and colleagues summarized vital statistics from birth certificates and death records in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Overall, there were 3,953,593 births in the U.S. in 2011, 1% fewer than in 2010.
February 9, 2013 |
NASHVILLE — Change was afoot — or more accurately — on the ice Saturday shortly before the Kings finally left what turned into their home most of the week, Nashville. Defenseman Keaton Ellerby, acquired from Florida for a fifth-round pick Friday, practiced with the Kings and was paired with Drew Doughty. Line combinations were shuffled for more balance, at least for the moment, and Jeff Carter was moved back to center. Then there were the necessary props given to Anze Kopitar's native Slovenia.
February 9, 2013 |
What's remarkable about photojournalist Leonard Freed's book "This Is the Day: The March on Washington" (Getty: $29.95), a photo essay documenting the historic Aug. 28, 1963, civil-rights march, is that it includes only one photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. A wide-angle shot of the crowd gathered at the base of the Lincoln Memorial shows a barely discernible King at the podium giving his celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. Freed's "focus was on seeing the event from multiple points of view, from students to clergy to the national park rangers," said Paul Farber, instructor of urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania who worked closely with the photographer's widow, Brigitte, to select 75 images from his archive of 500 black-and-white photos (Freed died in 2006)
February 9, 2013 |
In the United States it's business as usual for political ideas to be branded and sold like breakfast cereals. But when those marketing tools were used in Chile in 1988, the outcome reshaped an entire nation - and generated the stuff of high drama. Twenty-five years ago, a majority of Chileans just said no to extending the regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Only it wasn't guerrilla revolutionaries that toppled the right-wing strongman. It was a slick, Madison Avenue-style advertising campaign that urged Chileans to vote "No" on Pinochet's plebiscite and yes for restoring democracy after 15 years of the general's autocratic rule.
February 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Parts of the Northeast were bracing Thursday for as much as 2 feet of snow combined with fierce winds of up to 75 mph as a major blizzard was expected to bring misery to the region. Officials stockpiled ice-fighting supplies and put additional crews on alert from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and metropolitan New York, and up through Maine. The National Weather Service posted winter weather advisories across the area and a blizzard warning for the coast. Some 900 flights were canceled and thousands more were delayed even though the worst weather was not expected until Friday.
February 4, 2013 |
With his concave cheekbones, lanky build and grooved brow, Daniel Day-Lewis replicates Abraham Lincoln more accurately than the head of a penny. His performance in "Lincoln" has earned rousing endorsements from Civil War historians, but close watchers of the film have spotted one glaring anachronism in this otherwise honest Abe - earring holes . Day-Lewis, a meticulous actor known for disappearing into his roles, had the tattoos on...