Arts & Entertainment


Marx & Engels writings on Civil War still provocative 155 years later

With a GOP candidate loved by neo-Confederates and alt-right white nationalists, new edition of "Civil War in the United States" appears at the right time.


This week in history: New Smithsonian African American Museum opens

Efforts to erect such a museum go back as far as 1915, when it was originally proposed by African-American Civil War veterans.


This week in history: Spanish poet-playwright Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca murdered

In the beginning weeks of the Spanish Civil War, Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, was murdered by fascist soldiers.


French culture panel mulls Picasso studio future

Picasso worked in the Left Bank studio in the Hotel de Savoie for 19 years, and it is where he painted his famed anti-war opus "Guernica" in 1937.


Lincoln: principles and politics

In this 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation, we are fortunate to have Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals to help us understand Abraham Lincoln.