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Monthly Archive: January 2012
It took nearly six hours for Novak Djokovic to beat Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic at the Australian Open 2012.
The Shining: is it about American Indians, the Holocaust, or the faked Apollo moon landing?
What happens when hundreds of people send in homemade 15-second clips from Star Wars and it all gets stitched together? Magic! Sort of.
The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia currently has an exhibit that includes a rare photo of his young wife, Virginia. At least they think it’s her.
James Cromwell (“That’ll do, pig”) is one of the many faces in the Oscar-nominated film The Artist. He explains to Moviefone why.
What if they gave an Academy Awards and Meryl Streep wasn’t nominated?
President Barack Obama has delivered his State of the Union address for 2012. We have the transcript, plus a plea for an end to ‘Skutniks.’
What if today’s movies had been made with stars from 50 years ago?
Banksy is the mysterious graffiti artist who went international with the 2010 movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. The movie was a prankster’s prank. And now Banksy’s being pranked by Hanksy.
Is Priceline really killing off negotiator-in-chief William Shatner in a fiery bus plunge? It sure looks like it.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman just over a year ago, will give up her seat in Congress this week. She made the announcement in a YouTube video today.
Joe Paterno is dead. After CBS News ran with the story too soon on Saturday night, the former Penn State football coach did indeed die on Sunday.
Howard Hughes was a dashing millionaire who’d just turned 32 years old when he set a new speed record for a transcontinental flight on 19 January 1937.
Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole 100 years ago, too late for glory and doomed to die on ice. Was he a tragic hero or a bumbling fool?
Jeff Kaeppeler, the father of new Miss America Laura Kaeppeler, was a hometown Kenosha boy and college baseball star who spent 18 months in federal prison after a Ponzi scheme that led two victims to commit suicide.
Martin Luther King, Jr. still stirs controversy, four decades after his murder. This time it’s about a national monument.
Your Miss America 2012 is Laura Kaeppeler, a singer and church music teacher from Kenosha, Wisconsin. We’ve got the photos and a fast biography.
Three years to the day after Tim Tebow wore his famous “John 3:16” eye black, he threw for 316 yards in a win against the Steelers. Should the Patriots be worried?
The Oscars will be awarded on the 26th of February this year. One actress who’s been mentioned as a possible nominee is Octavia Spencer of The Help.
Do you like Ray Bradbury enough to read this weird piece that somehow screws Ray Bradbury’s work into a political screed? I do.
Computer chip maker Intel said on the occasion of Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday that they were going to try to help him regain the power of speech.
Sylvia Plath was mostly known for her poems and her novel The Bell Jar. A recent exhibit at a London gallery reminds us she was also a fine artist.
Ouch! Newt Gingrich got slapped hard by a comic strip. You don’t see that every day. Because it was in the Sunday comics.
It was a surprise to everyone when Teddy Roosevelt died on this day in 1919. He was only 60 years old, but he’d had a bad year.
The secret deliberations of the 1961 Nobel literature committee led to one conclusion: J.R.R. Tolkien must die!
It’s either the dumbest or the truest headline of the day. Or both.
1970s rock icon Peter Frampton has been reunited with his favorite guitar after 30 years. He thought it had burned up in a plane crash, but it hadn’t.
Michele Bachmann’s campaign has “cratered like a rock tossed off a New Hampshire cliff.” She’s out of the GOP presidential race.
Mitt-mentum is back: Mitt Romney has won the Iowa Republican caucus by eight votes out of 122,255 cast.
A new poll about Mitt Romney’s real name made me realize none of the leading Republican candidates for president go by the name they were given at birth.
The Guardian asked 20 artists, dancers and builders how to find creative inspiration. And they actually replied!
The Barack Obama campaign has put his birth certificate on a coffee cup. Drink that, doubters!
Which creepy Roman celebrates his 2000th birthday this year? Which author turns 200? Which action star hits 50? Answers after the jump.