Davy Jones, the lead singer of The Monkees, is dead at the age of 66.
Monthly Archive: February 2012
Federal agents tried to enter the compound of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians on February 28, 1993. A shootout left 10 people dead and began a 51-day siege.
A World War II classic from the golden era of clay animation.
Yes, another gallery of movie ads from the backs of my comic books from the early 1990s.
The winners weren’t the only ones having a good time at the 2012 Oscars, and one grizzled nominee is getting maybe a little too grizzled.
At age 82, Christopher Plummer has outlasted a mess of famous actors to become The Oldest Winner Ever.
She played Minny Jackson in The Help, and now she’s an Oscar-winner. Ladies and gentlemen, Octavia Spencer.
What do you get when 20 Oscar nominees sit down for quick portraits?
Ever compare the theme music of Downton Abbey and The X-Files?
Shocking but true: Glenn Close’s dream project is a secret remake of the 1999 weepie Bicentennial Man.
Surely they won’t snub Meryl Streep again, will they? Yes, we think they will.
Mae Jemison is not exactly a famous name. But she was the first black woman in outer space. Think about how tough you have to be for that.
Hit show Downton Abbey has been ruined forever by the addition of Shirley MacLaine. And they haven’t even filmed the episodes yet.
What was NBA phenom Jeremy Lin like in the Palo Alto years? “Rail-thin” and determined.
Drew Barrymore has been acting since 1978 — and she’s not even 40.
He’s a beloved figure if you’re a certain age. So what IS that certain age?
I found some drawings of U.S. presidents in the neighborhood. How about a little presidential trivia to go along with them?
From the archives of LIFE magazine, rare photos of John Glenn.
Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. is where Abe Lincoln got shot in the head. Their Center for Education and Leadership is now open to the public and features a tower made of books about Lincoln.
Here’s a small gallery of scans from the backs of comic books from the 1990s. Today’s special is “buddy movies.”
He only got Bs at Harvard and he shoots hoops for a living. What kind of role model is that?
Dan Akerson, the CEO who’s turning General Motors around, is a Naval Academy graduate and a bit of a patriot.
Now we know why Monica Lewinsky is getting so many page views.
Who is Kate Upton and why is The New York Times saying such nice things about her?
Meet prolific writer and editor William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. He had a topsy-turvey relationship with the NAACP, he was tried for being a foreign agent and he died in Africa.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with romantic Spanish subtitles.
The British actor has three more months to crank up the cranky on his hit show.
Adele waved to fans and then wiped the floor with the competition at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Feel the “Linsanity” with our new profile of NBA star Jeremy Lin.
Five celebrity deaths in 23 days: it’s been quite a melancholy run.
Photo of the day: Whitney Houston leaves the Beverly Hilton hotel under a bad sign.
EMTs were just down the hall, it seems,when Whitney Houston was found on Saturday.
Singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48, her publicist announced on Saturday. We look back at her early hits.
Critics hate the 3D reissue of The Phantom Menace. Let’s enjoy!
Even the Feds knew about the famous Steve Jobs “reality distortion field.”
Super-glutton Takeru Kobayashi downed 337 chicken wings in 30 minutes at Wing Bowl 20. And lived to talk about it.
It’s not Heidi Klum and it’s not Christie Brinkley. But you’re getting warmer.
The world’s most expensive painting is The Card Players, by Paul Cézanne. It sold in late 2011 for an estimated $250 million.
In which a blog post about a celebrated French director is hijacked by a cute li’l Jack Russell terrier.
Good old Dr. Seuss did tend to write “message” books in his later years. What if he’d put the messages right on the cover?
Writer (and atheist) Kenan Malik asks a roomful of theology students: “Who Needs God?”
What do they have in common? Crazy old Camden Town.
Queen Elizabeth II was in Kenya when she found out her father King George VI had died. That was 60 years ago, and 2012 brings her Diamond Jubilee.
Just in time for Super Bowl XLVI: a new biography of Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
The Knight of Swords card says victory for Tom Brady… but only after three bad calls from referees.
In honor of Black History Month, we’ve added another activist-entertainer to our files: Odetta, the folk singer who came to fame in the 1960s for her powerful voice in protest songs.
The many faces of Donald Trump were on display as he endorsed Mitt Romney for president in the lobby of the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas.
Punxsutawney Phil saw “many shadows” and scurried back to his burrow. Six more weeks of winter, kids.
Truer words were never spoken by any philosopher: “I love new socks.”
In honor of the late Don Cornelius: Great moments from the Soul Train dance line.
What’s the most influential vampire novel from the last 100 years? The Horror Writers of America have narrowed it down to six nominees. Hint: Twilight isn’t one of them.
Mitt Romney is trying to seem more warm and friendly with voters. But is he trying too hard?