Critics called the purchase "Andrew Johnson's Polar Bear Garden"

Approaching its $4 Billion capital campaign goal, Columbia is raking in the dough (Spec).

Learn to bike like a champ. The cycling master who taught Joseph Gordon-Levitt to barrel down Broadway demonstrates how to “be a fish in the coral.” (City Room).

Obama hits the road. (NYTimes)

Way back when on October 18th, the United States bought Alaska (History Channel).

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