Retracing John Wilkes Booth’s escape route

Ever since the massive 12-day manhunt 150 years ago, people have been retracing John Wilkes Booth's escape route. Now there are bus tours -- but they sell out quickly. Or you can track the assassin on your own.

Jerry Garcia’s final gig T-shirt and more Grateful Dead tickets on the block

Friday's contact high: Two more Grateful Dead gigs and an auction of many things only a Deadhead could have acquired. Like Jerry Garcia's shirt.

Miller Theatre’s new season is for the dogs

Boomers feel dissed by millennials but still love their stuff

Boomers, be not ashamed. You are not alone with your stuff.

Going to Coachella or Lollapalooza? Leave the selfie stick at home.

Like the Smithsonian, the Met and Versailles, the festivals are banning the devices. Don't worry, you can still take a regular picture like a normal person.

Bill Cosby, to Baltimore hecklers: We are here to enjoy my gift

Despite the familiar material, the evening was anything but routine.

On the peculiar terror and comedy of amputated hands

Why are so many hands missing across history -- and literature?

Curtains for Ballet San Jose? Troupe led by Jose Manuel Carreno faces shutdown

You might think of Silicon Valley as awash in youthful exuberance and money, enough to keep a medium-size ballet company afloat. But Ballet San Jose, a troupe of 32 dancers led by dance star Jose Manuel Carreno, will fold if it doesn’t raise $550,000 by March 14, officials announced.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Writing: From Ferguson to Amy Adams’s Blouse Tape

A sample of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's writing

Joe Madison tries for world record with fundraising marathon benefitting African-American museum

The fundraising marathon aims to set a world record while raising money for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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