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Aging Gracefully: How Midcentury Modern Classics Adapted

By Allen G. Breed NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still “the country,” this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan became an epicenter of modernist architecture, and a birthplace of then-radical concepts like family rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living. Since then, the surviving […]

Ray Bradbury Home’s Demise Has LA Re-Examining Its History

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote Something Wicked This Way Comes, and when the bulldozer came to knock it down, literary scholars and preservationists were aghast. The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where the author lived and worked for 54 years wasnt the […]

Recordings Of People Who Built Hanford Available To Public

By Annette Cary KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — During World War II, Phil Gardner traveled more than 100,000 miles to recruit workers for the secret project at Hanford, having not the slightest idea what was being built there. He and other recruiters scattered across the nation would get Western Union telegrams at the start of the […]

Deep In Coal Country, Pondering Future Without It

By Allen G. Breed HARLAN, Ky. (AP) – The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun has yet to crest the ridge above, where mist clings like clouds that couldn’t quite make it over. Sizemore […]

Model Railroad Group Shares Passion For Trains

By Whitney Riggs SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) – Two brothers from Seymour shouted and pointed when they caught a glimpse of multiple model trains revolving around tracks at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon. “Look at that train!” 5-year-old Rylan Adair said to his 3-year-old brother, Corbin. The boys, just tall enough to peer over […]