The mysterious last words of Steve Jobs.
Monthly Archive: October 2011
Peter Jackson is hugging stuffed dogs, directing The Hobbit, and turning 50.
The website Politico is reporting that two women settled harassment claims against Herman Cain during his time as president of the National Restaurant Assocation.
A million dollars in loot, a novice thief and his older gentleman friend… and the White House?
Got a spare hour? Watch (or listen) to an interview with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the LBJ Library and Museum.
Opera star Mariusz Kwiecien shakes off a serious back injury to score, score, score in Don Giovanni.
The coroner has ruled that Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. But there could be a little more to the story.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner Rita Dove edited The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. The Wall Street Journal talked to her about it.
Even Jeopardy champions have it rough these days.
Can you match the celebrity with the bushy chin?
The year is 1995. The film is the fantasy adventure Jumanji. And Scarlett Johansson, age 10, wants the lead.
“He could have left and gotten out of the country and lived a happy life.”
What tricks did Arthur Conan Doyle use to bring blood to the veins of his famous detective?
In Louisiana and Argentina, two improbable candidates won reelection this weekend with more than 50% of the vote.
Why is religious thinker Reinhold Niebuhr beloved by conservatives and liberals alike?
Former Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina has decided to fix his credibility problem by joining Fox News as a political commentator.
After 42 years in power and two months on the run, the Libyan dictator has been killed.
Carla Bruni has given birth to a daughter — the first child ever born to a serving French president.
Kelsey Grammar plays the mayor of Chicago in Boss. And he ain’t Method-acting the part.
Which Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is Al Davis now resting next to?
A Chinese sculptor for an African-American figure on the National Mall? That’s right!
A new memorial, an old Hungarian, and Darth Vader writes an autobiography.
Memorabilia from “Dr. Death.” What will fetch top dollar?
Don’t think it’s just actors, either. Who wants to see the Duchess of Cornwall touch a goat?
What are the four living ex-presidents up to these days?
If you’re the First Dog, you can lie on the furniture all you want.
An auction at Christie’s this week brought in $936,438 for actor Richard Gere. He says he’ll give the money to charity. Apparently Gere no longer needed a million dollars worth of guitars.
Today I saw an example of another use for the toy cube created by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik. This time it was a chest of drawers, one of the more clever variations, as you can see by some of the other Rubik-inspired creations out there.
The most wanted criminal in the United States was nabbed thanks to a tip from Anna Bjornsdottir, a former model and 1974’s Miss Iceland in the Miss Universe pageant. How did a TV spokesmodel for Noxema cross paths with James “Whitey” Bulger?
Sir Paul McCartney married American Nancy Shevell, “heiress to a haulage fortune,” today in London. We’ve got photos.
When was the late Al Davis in the Army? And just how old is his son?
The Times calls Charles Napier “actor who played tough guys.” But he was really “hippie guitarist from Star Trek.”
Robert Holmgren was lucky enough to photograph Steve Jobs more than once during the NExT computer era. Now he shares the stories.
Jane Goodall is on tour. She’s in my town right now, across the river, being interviewed on the radio program Think Out Loud, from Oregon Public Broadcasting. What makes a 77 year-old want to go on tour?
And not from the Franklin Mint, mind you — from the United States Mint itself.
Author Anne Rice is 70 years old today. She’s the one who gave us the vampire Lestat, introduced in her 1976 novel Interview with a Vampire. If you don’t know that book, uh… it’s like Twilight for grown-ups. Grown-ups who like to read pages and pages of flowery prose.
The first Monday of October is the opening day for the United States Supreme Court. Can you name all twelve Supreme Court justices?
Amanda Knox is headed home to Seattle: an Italian appeals jury found her not guilty of murder.
His first novel, North Dallas Forty, showed the pain, glory, mayhem and racism of the NFL. And, weirdly, made the Dallas Cowboys more popular than ever.