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The Baltimore Riot of 1812

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Lighthorse Harry" Lee, Revolutionary War heroand father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee “With no hope of flight, the trapped men were punched, kicked, and knifed in the flickering light of more candles brought in from the jailer’s room and passed overhead. Show More Summary

Why One Man Left Wall Street To Start A Food Rescue In New York City [Video]

Robert Lee's Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a new food rescue organization in New York City that aims to feed the homeless with edible leftovers The post Why One Man Left Wall Street To Start A Food Rescue In New York City [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

The Union’s Only Native American General

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Called a “real American” by Robert E. Lee, Parker was a uniquely American success story.

New Scream Queens Photos Show Off the Series’ Cast

Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Jonas and more star on the upcoming FOX show The post New Scream Queens Photos Show Off the Series’ Cast appeared first on

First stills from Scream Queens featuring Jamie Lee Curtis & Emma Roberts

We’ve already seen the posters and teasers for FOX’s new horror comedy Scream Queens, and today we finally have our first official look at the show with stills featuring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis and more of the cast. Show More Summary

Get Your First Look At ‘Scream Queens’

The folks over at Entertainment Weekly have scored several pictures from the upcoming FOX horror comedy Scream Queens, which was created by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story). The photos show Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Nick Jonas’ characters, as well as a group shot of something rather frightening. Murphy tells the site: I […]

VA’s fudged numbers continue

Back in February, we wrote a bit about the Washington Post’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee and her examination of the actual numbers compared to the claims of Robert McDonald, the VA Secretary, to Congress that 60 VA employees had been fired because of the scandal last year that enveloped the agency. Ms. Lee whittled the […]

KLG, Hoda: Robert Downey Jr. right to leave 'rude' interview

Kathie Lee and Hoda defend Robert Downey Jr. for walking out of an interview while promoting his movie "Avengers" in London when the reporter continuously asked questions about his past.

Quint reports back from CinemaCon's SONY presentation! Spectre, Spidey, X-Mas and much more!

Sony brings the big guns to wow distributors at CinemaCon. James Bond, Spider-Man, Seth Rogen, Ang Lee, Chris Columbus, Robert Zemeckis, George Clooney and Meryl Streep all represented! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Show More Summary

Why Did Robert E. Lee Serve the Confederacy During the Civil War?

April 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses Grant, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War, the bloodiest conflict our nation has ever witnessed.

Events Larger Than One Person: The Surrenders at Bennett Place, Durham, North Carolina

Part 1 of a two-part series. Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman Gen. Joseph E. Johnston learned of the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in Wilmer McLean’s parlor in the hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 several days later. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Brown Pryor, biographer of Robert E. Lee and Clara Barton, dies

Elizabeth Brown Pryor, the State Department’s former top liaison on Capitol Hill who had a second career as a historian and author of well-regarded biographies of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, died April 13 in a car accident near her home in Richmond. She was 64.Read full article >>

Travis Roberts lives again… Cancer Kicks formally launched

A year and a half ago I had the honor of introducing the Peach Pundit family to man named Travis Lee Roberts. Since that time #travsarmy helped make the final months of Travis’ life and the months after his passing something incredibly special for Travis, his family, and his friends. Show More Summary

Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today and If He Were Still Alive He Wouldn’t Have Been a Republican

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary

Grant Versus Lee

Going back to Appomattox — Jamelle Bouie has an excellent article at Slate that I urge people to read. Bouie is spot-on correct in both his historical facts and his analysis of how we remember Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant the way we do. From the end of the Civil War and through the […]

After Appomattox (Excellent Reads)

Jamelle Bouie, at Slate – “How Did Ulysses S. Grant Become an Embarrassment of History and Robert E. Lee a Role Model?“: … To millions of Americans, 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Lee is a role model and Grant is—despite his gifted generalship and consequential presidency—an embarrassment. What happened? How did [Read more...]

A Fight to the Finish

Robert E. Lee, in a meeting with some of his officers on May 11, 1864, at the end of a day of more hard fighting, was discussing information about the movements of Union forces and what should be done to counter them when a staff officer...Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'

On April 14, 1865, Washington, D.C., was in victory mode. For five days, since Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the capital celebrated the end of a bloody Civil War. Sporadic fighting continued, but you wouldn't know it in jubilant Washington, where there were marching bands, homes...

150 Years of Civil War Music

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox courthouse, essentially ending the Civil War. The bloody war which ravaged the United States touched every aspect of our nation. Geography, agriculture, business, industry, politics, and even popular […]

More Than One Way To… Teaser: Scream Queens!

The new teaser for Scram Queens finds Emma Roberts finding another use for a particular kitchen implement. Check it out after the jump. Scream Queens is Coming Fall 2015 to FOX! Featuring Jaime Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele,Show More Summary

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