Month: May 2016

Boys on Battlefields

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Thirteen-year-old Charley King was the youngest soldier killed in the war. Orion Howe received a Medal of Honor for the bravery he displayed, also at age thirteen. William Horsfall was not more than fifteen when he rescued his wounded captain and he, too, received a Medal of Honor for his heroism.1 All three were drummer boys in the American Civil War. For centuries, drums were used in wartime. Their low […]

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Rediscovered Stories: Poetry and Painting: An Interview with Author Jean L. Kreiling

by Camellia Mukherjee – There is a longstanding relationship between poetry and painting. In 1951, at the Museum of Modern Art, Wallace Stevens delivered a lecture in which he explored the parallel elements of poetry and painting. He defined four main areas of influence: “sensibility, subject matter, technique, and aesthetics.”1 As a writer, I am often drawn to other art forms. When I listen to music, I sometimes play the same […]

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Court, Community, and Connection:
 The American Museum of Tort Law and Assistant Director Sara Nowak

Photos by Carolyn Bernier

The American Museum of Tort Law, founded by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, is the first of its kind. Located in Winsted, Connecticut, the museum traces the history of important events that resulted in landmark litigation. Its exhibits mainly consist of political cartoons that present important concepts with panache. The visuals grab attention while expressing the relationship between these laws and our daily life.  The American Museum of Tort Law highlights the […]

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