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150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.

Forced To Seat Blacks, Ala. Restaurant Complied With History

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Supreme Court told Ollie's Barbecue in Birmingham, Ala., that the government had a right to order it — and all restaurants — to seat African-Americans.

Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

Hanukkah's Real (And Imagined) History

Robert Siegel speaks with Simon Schama, author of The Story of the Jews, about the political history of Hanukkah.

Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
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Local Viol Fans Stay Loyal, No Strings Attached

The New York Times may have called the viol a "failed invention," but local devotees of the 15th-century instrument beg to differ.


Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

WWII By The Books: The Pocket-Size Editions That Kept Soldiers Reading

In the 1940s, U.S. publishers printed paperbacks — everything from romances to Westerns — that were designed for battle. Molly Guptill Manning explores their history in When Books Went to War.

6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

50 Years Of Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.