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The perfect road trip song

The perfect road trip song

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | During a stop in ‘Nash-Vegas,’ I had coffee with singer/songwriter and novelist Andrew Peterson

The Overmountain Men—and me

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | I’m following in their footsteps, but my journey is much less perilous

Into the mountains

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Saying that America is a large country is commonplace, a cliché, but it is such a defining quality that it is worth noting. And, of course,

Happy Birthday to the best author the culture ever forgot

By Joseph Slife
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Books | On May 29, 1874—140 years ago today—Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London. He wrote on just about every topic imaginable and in all kinds of genres,

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Globe Trot: Nigerian villagers strike back against Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: The United States is flying manned surveillance missions over northern Nigeria to try to locate more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by…

Midday Roundup: Could the long-lost Santa Maria finally be found?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ship ahoy. An ocean explorer claims to have found what might be the remains of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria , off the coast of northern Haiti.

A museum for all women, or just a select, politically correct few?

By Courtney Crandell
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History | As Congress looks to build a museum celebrating influential women in America’s history, conservative women’s groups worry about who will be included in…

Catastrophic contributions to modernity

Catastrophic contributions to modernity

By Rodney Stark
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Books | A second excerpt from Rodney Stark’s How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity

Are Jerusalem ruins King David’s ancient citadel?

By Julie Borg
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History | Archeologist Eli Shukron claims to have found the ancient citadel of King David in the eastern section of Jerusalem. But skeptics are not convinced,

Midday Roundup: White House warns humans are destroying the planet

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | It’s all our fault. The White House issued a report on global warming today that blames burning fossil fuel for an increase in severe weather events like…

Web Reads: WWI photos, North Korean souvenirs, and sky-high rent

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Pictures of war. The Atlantic began running a 10-part series featuring photographs of World War I. Part one sets the stage for the war with a 1910 photo of nine…

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