Charles Apple joined The Spokesman-Review in 2019 as a design editor. He designs features pages and weekly Further Review pages that covers subjects such as the history of comics, William Shatner, Tiger Woods, autism spectrum disorder and even how to get your Spokesman-Review aboard the International Space Station. Apple has worked for papers across the nation, large and small. He is considered an informational graphics guru, winning countless international awards and his work consulting and training newsrooms around the world.
It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older brothers and sisters stand in long lines all in hopes of scoring a super-cool Christmas gift for those special little ones. In hopes of making your season just a little bit merry, here’s a quick guide to some of this year’s hottest toys:
As any schoolchild can tell you, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated after the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World in 1621. They served turkey and other favorites and invited their local Native American friends to join in their bounty. Or did they?
Elvis Presley – the original “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – graduated from the regional Memphis-based Sun Records to a major recording contract with RCA Records in late 1955. He’d go on to sell 50.5 million 45 rpm records – and that’s not counting his many albums or tickets to the movies in which he starred. Here’s a look at Elvis’ success as a singles artist.
History tells us that the journey across the Atlantic in the Mayflower and that first winter in the New World was tough for the English settlers known as “the Pilgrims.” But what you might not know: Just how tough it was.