And then he stays dead and the movie ends and that’s the surprise finale to the movie franchise, right?
Monthly Archive: July 2012
We’ve updated our 2007 study of Nelson Mandela’s many names to include the clan name Madiba.
21 dead pigeons — still the Olympic record!
The NY Daily News columnist has a few choice words for the former vice-president.
The 23-year-old U.S. Olympic soccer star was also a star in Sports Illustrated earlier this year.
The monarch looks on as the torch is passed.
A new exhibition of Sherlock Holmes memorabilia got me thinking about that goofy hat of his.
Twitter users are having a ball with Mitt Romney’s trip to London.
Writer Jeremy Bernstein interviewed Stanley Kubrick in 1965 and 1966, and Kubrick recorded it on tape. Listen.
The longtime TV star has died after a battle with lung cancer.
“Movin’ on up” is just the start.
The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.
“A whole lot of gabbing goes on” — our review of the new Batman movie.
The famous flyer was born 115 years ago in Kansas… and disappeared 40 years later in the South Pacific.
After 12 mostly losing seasons in Seattle, the superstar gets a crack at winning. How do you say “Bronx Bombers” in Japanese?
An daring life, seen in nine good photos.
The first American woman in space was only 61 years old.
At this week’s Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, a “war shirt” that once belonged to Chief Joseph was one of the top-dollar items.
The Oscar-nominated actor has turned into a hippie Shakespearian.
Per order of the new president of Penn State, Rodney Erickson.
The final word from the audio experts: no ‘A.’
With a nod in honor to the late Stephen Covey, we present a gallery of famous horses and their famous riders.
“I’m convinced that if these artists were alive today, they would thank me,” he says.
We mean “whose chest is this?” — not “I think I’ll dub that chest ‘President Mitt Romney’.”
Declared officially female in 2010, she’ll run for South Africa in the London Olympic games.
Some hardworking fan has compiled Native Tongues — “A Cultural History of Black Sitcom Theme Songs.”
Hollywood star Jimmy Cagney was born 17 July 1899. Yes, that’s right — born in 1899.
Homo floresiensis was 3’6″ tall and lived 800 million years ago in Middle Earth Indonesia.
She was the first woman to have a top hit in country music. Now Kitty Wells has died in Nashville at the age of 92.
According to a new poll, the UK’s top pop song of the last 60 years is “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The double-amputee sprinter has qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London.
A photo gallery of books by Philip K. Dick, most of which most people aren’t familiar with. In other words, books that aren’t Blade Runner.
The celebrated Lawrence of Arabia star says it’s time “to chuck in the sponge.”
It happened in Hollywood. Click through for a shot of Mrs. Slash and the kiddies.
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from advanced dementia, says his brother. But the director of the Márquez Foundation says, naw…Gabo’s just old and has a bad memory.
The anti-war activist turns 55 today.
31 years after the actress died while yachting off Catalina Island, the cause of her death is still in dispute.
Ernest Borgnine has died at age 95. We revisit a favorite blog post from 2011, when (just in time, it turns out) he won a special lifetime award from the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine has died. He was 95 years old.
That Pitt family! First Brad’s brother makes the news with a funny video, then his mom makes the news with a letter to the editor.
Can you imagine Tom Cruise sucking the life out of someone? He’s one of 25 people in our gallery who’ve played vampires on the big (or little) screen.
Lunchtime at the Frog Pond, with fountains and balloons.
Shake off those post-Fourth of July blues by watching people play competitive marbles.
Ask yourself: are you confusing it with candy?
The magic words are, “I must know you.”
Finding the Higgs boson is the biggest news in physics in a quarter century, they say. Who is this Higgs guy? Find out in our biography.
John Hancock didn’t just sign his name large: he signed it weeks before everyone else.
Read about the three Oscar nominations, three marriages and much more in our new biography of the writer and director.
From Calvin Coolidge to The Situation, the odd bedfellows of July 4th.
Always private, the famous actor was laid to rest before word of his death even spread.
Television veteran Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86. See what the obituaries say and see some photos.
Blogger Andrew Sullivan gets an unexpected (but not too startling) scoop.
The FDNY is burning down 20 rowhouses in a massive test as it rethinks modern firefighting techniques.
Bruce Springsteen’s daughter and Richard Branson’s son horse around during Euro Summer 2012.
The Chief Justice’s decision to leave the law intact didn’t sit well with the court’s right-wing justices.
A class writing project leads to a moment of truth for a 13-year-old girl and the Olympic hopeful she interviews.