Did Custer, Indians get a bad rap?

Mon, Jun 29, 2015 - 1:43pm

A trio of experts will look back nearly 140 years on Monday evening to discuss how the press did while covering the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its aftermath.

“Custer, the Press and the Little Bighorn” will be presented free beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Johnson Community Room at the Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway.

Gazette Outdoor Editor Brett French will share his thoughts about how the battle would have been covered by modern media and how General George Armstrong Custer might have promoted himself using social media.

Tim Lehman, professor of history and political science at Rocky...

Boivin: Andre Ellington, Rob Evans offer perspective on Confederate flag

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 2:01pm

In the sports world, we are guilty of romantic revisionism.

Our memories make runners faster, home runs farther, collisions bigger.

Supporters of the Confederate flag are guilty of romantic revisionism, too, when they suggest it's a symbol of Southern pride and tradition and not, as many of us believe, White supremacy.

It needs to go away. Now.

"First of all, not all history is good," basketball coach Rob Evans said.

"I don't support any symbol that divides people," Cardinals running back Andre Ellington said.

It is personal to many with connections to the South, who have experienced...

Opinion: On Meta-bias at USA Today

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 1:47pm

Last Thursday, USA Today posted a story on media bias that was itself an example of media bias.

The story covered a flash flood of social media comments about the coverage of the Charleston killer. The issue: the tendency for media descriptions of a white killer to be sympathetic or apologist (“Quiet loner with a mental illness”), while suspects of color (and often victims of color) are described as “thugs” with shady...

Our Races, Ourselves

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 1:26pm

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From Stanley Marcus with love

Wed, Jun 24, 2015 - 12:53pm

The evolution of fashion is fluid. Though every decade is defined by specific trends, a look back in time will show the origin or a past life for a style. One man at the University of North Texas has lived the last 15 years chronicling the silhouettes, color palettes, fabrics and historic inspiration within the fashion world since the 18th century.


His name is Edward Hoyenski, and he is the collection manager at the Texas Fashion Collection located at the College of Visual Arts and Design at UNT.