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With 2008 marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, a visit to the places where American soldiers fought and died evokes memories of that war. The names are familiar to an older generation: the Marne, the Meuse, Argonne Forest, Verdun, Champagne, Lorraine.
Much too belatedly, baseball fans who care (or should care) are learning about the game's rich and diverse role in black culture during the days when Washington and most of the nation writhed in the unforgiving grip of segregation.
Political cartoonist Herblock went after those he considered the biggest bullies in society - and they often included U.S. presidents.
Arlington National Cemetery
After traveling to four venues over the past two years, the Corcoran Gallery of Art's masterpieces have returned in an expanded exhibition playing to their strengths. "The American Evolution" only runs through July but suggests a more permanent way of displaying these treasures within Ernest Flagg's beaux-arts building.