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Paul Reber, executive director of Robert E. Lee’s birthplace, dies at 55

Paul C. Reber, who served as executive director of Stratford Hall, the ancestral home and birthplace of Gen. Robert E. Lee, and oversaw a massive restoration of the historic Virginia plantation, died July 23 at a hospital in Richmond. He was 55.Read full article >>

Lee Tree: 1890s

Circa 1890s California. An uncaptioned 8x10 glass plate of redwoods including the "Gen. Robert E. Lee" at right, which would make this Grant Grove in today's Kings Canyon National Park. Another is labeled "South Carolina." View full size.

A Partial Victory

The University of Texas did a good thing by deciding to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from public display on campus and move it into its US history museum. But the decision to keep up the Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston statues makes no sense. Johnston did move there so at least that’s […]

Thursday at Gettysburg

Whether it’s generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade or the musicians at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, this resort village in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania will always be a place where the North meets the South. The stage was set Thursday, August […]

Meet the cast and characters of Scream Queens via 12 new videos!

  Holy hell, Scream Queens, you have our attention! The upcoming Fox show has just released 12 new videos introducing its entire main cast, which includes Emma Roberts' Chanel, Jamie Lee Curtis' Dean Munsch, Lea Michelle's Hester, Nick...Show More Summary

Jefferson Davis Goes, While Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston Stay

The debate at the University of Texas at Austin over the presence on campus of monuments to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney…

I want to — but can’t — hate the person who roped me into this conversation

My email was added to some conversation about whether or not Robert E. Lee was a racist or a patriot, the majority of the claims made therein were beyond ridiculous, but I ignored it because I’m not one to feed trolls who write things like “You sought to destroy the legacy of a truly great […]

Florida Man Arrested Twice In 2 Weeks For Joyriding On Jail Lawn

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

These aren't the types of doughnuts officers like. A Florida man is behind bars for the second time in the past two weeks over the same crime: driving a vehicle on the lawn of the Hernando County Detention Center. Michael Lee Roberts,...Show More Summary

Georgia Governor Renames Confederate Holidays on State Calendar

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Georgia's governor has quietly removed Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's Birthday from the state calendar, replacing them with the innocuous-sounding designation "state holiday." The change, first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was...Show More Summary

Ga. Gov. Erases Racist Confederate Holidays From Calendar

In a move filled with more symbolism than actual substance, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Confederate Memorial Day and Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday have been erased from the state's official 2016 holiday calendar, according to AJC.

Ryan Murphy On 'Scream Queens': It Has A 'More Satirical, Cartoonish Quality'

How awesome is this new photo of the entire cast of Scream Queens!? The upcoming Fox series stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Skyler Samuels, Diego Boneta, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd, Ariana Grande, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson and Niecy Nash. “I think Scream Queens has [...]

First Slice 8/7/15: Confederate holidays removed from official state calendar — but not really

Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's birthday have disappeared from Georgia's official 2016 state holiday calendar. Or so it seems.…

You'll Never Guess Who Has Been Cast As Jamie Lee Curtis's 19-Year-Old Nemesis In Scream Queens!

This has got to be the most inneresting casting news for Scream Queens yet! Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated horror comedy series already boasts a talented cast — from Jamie Lee Curtis to Emma Roberts to Nick Jonas! It's been reported that the upcoming anthology has added American fashion icon/writer/editor Tavi Gevinson to the star studded cast! The 19-year-old [...]

Sheriff: Man tried to chew off fingerprints

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

The Lee County, Fla., Sheriff's Office released video that shows Kenzo Roberts in an apparent attempt to get rid of his fingerprints while seated in the back seat of a squad car

Man Gets Arrested, Tries to Gnaw Off His Fingerprints

People have gone to some crazy lengths to try to hide their identity from police (Exhibit A: this guy ). And then there's Kenzo Roberts. Lee County Sheriff's detectives pulled over the Florida man on Thursday as he was driving a 2015 Mercedes that was listed as stolen; they say...

Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends

As monuments to Robert E. Lee are being defaced, it is time to compare his views on race to those of the president against whom he led the Confederate Army.

Where to get that “Bruce Lee as a DJ” t-shirt Tony Stark wore in “Avengers”

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Robert Downey wore it well as Tony Stark in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and you will, too. (more…)

Blending Real Life Thrills with Social Media Relationships

Mitchell Roberts sat in his grandfather’s fishing boat on a lake in East Texas talking about the state of the exhibition industry with his mentor and granddad Cinemark founder and chairman Lee Roy Mitchell. It was then that the Texas State University freshman...Show More Summary

Confederate Nostalgia, 1975 Edition

A good use of Congress’ time in 1975. On this date, Congress voted to restore U.S. citizenship to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. On this date, in 1975. pic.twitter.com/TAZjBEN3os — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 22, 2015 I’m glad the nation can’t issue a national official apology for slavery but can find time to rehabilitate […]

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