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Patti Smith

Patti Smith has her place in American culture, a corner that includes modern poetry, 1970’s rock music — and her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids. Born in the midwest, …..

David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller was a billionaire whose powers as an international businessman outpaced those of his grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest men iofearly 20th century America. David Rockefeller …..

Brit Marling

Actress Brit Marling made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival with two films in 2011, playing a cult leader in Sound of My Voice and a scientist with personal …..

Frizzy-haired and smiling, Chuck Barris stands with a giant mallet in front of an even bigger brass gong

Chuck Barris

Producer and game show impresario Chuck Barris co-created and hosted the 1976-80 game show hit The Gong Show. The program was a goofy contest of bad talent, with hapless contestants being …..

Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin was the bare-knuckled New York City columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as the “champion of ordinary citizens.” Jimmy Breslin was born in Queens and attended …..

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