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The Long Lost Art of Crafts Made From Dead People’s Hair
In Philadelphia, an unforgettable exhibition shows how a previous era of Americans gripped by profound loss turned loved ones’ locks into the most peculiar of memorials.
Colbert Eviscerates Kelly’s ‘Willful Ignorance’ on Civil War
‘You’re a general and you don’t know why the Civil War happened?’ the host asked. ‘What do you think caused World War II? A zoning issue?’
CLOAK & DAGGER
How a British Spy Drank His Way Across the Americas
Richard Francis Burton was one of the great adventurers of the Victorian era, and a spy. But several weeks just before the Civil War are curiously missing from his life's account.
Begone—With the Wind
It’s Time for the Lost Cause of the South to Get Lost
The nation has been held back for decades because of Southerners’ dishonest propaganda about the causes of the Civil War. Enough, enough, enough.
The Lost Cause
Congress Likely Won’t Remove Its Own Confederate Statues
Why Cory Booker’s push to get rid of those that remain will probably fail.
‘Game of Thrones’ Creators’ Next Show Sounds Crazy
The upcoming HBO series ‘Confederate,’ from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will depict an alternate history where the South won and slavery is ‘a modern institution.’ Ugh.
The Race Controversy of Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’
The thriller, set in the Antebellum South, has come under fire for its lack of black characters—including removing a slave who featured in the original. Is the backlash warranted?