Monthly Archive: November 2012

George Sand Biography: New!

 Outside of France, not so many people know about George Sand, a woman whose 19th century celebrity sounds like something right out of this year’s gossip pages.

Arafat Exhumed, Promptly Reburied

 The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed and reburied in the early morning of 27 November, in an effort to determine if he was murdered.

Grover Norquist Biography: New!

 To quote former President George H. W. Bush, “Who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”

Jenny McCarthy, Celebrity Vampire

At the American Music Awards Jenny McCarthy clutched Justin Bieber as if she needed his life essence to stay young.

Juan Luis Guerra Biography: New!

Juan Luis Guerra won another Latin Grammy this week. Read our new biography of this Dominican star.

Agnes, Gangnam-Style

Did Psy borrow his Gangnam Style moves from Agnes DeMille?

Jill Kelley Biography: New!

She’s the Tampa socialite whose call to an FBI friend started the whole crazy Petraeus story. Read on to learn more.

General John Allen Biography: New!

 This week John R. Allen was to be promoted to be the top U.S. military man in Europe, but that plan got derailed with the Petraeus-Broadwell sex scandal.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Skyfall’

See a photos from behind the scenes of the new James Bond movie Skyfall, and learn about stunt driver Ben Collins.

We Still Get to Kick Nixon Around

 Fifty years ago Richard Nixon made his famous speech to the press that included “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”

Barack Obama: Re-Elected

Barack Obama has been re-elected as president of the United States.

Henri Poincaré Biography: New!

 Why care about this 19th century French mathematician? Like it or not, he shaped your world view. Plus, he’s generated some really weird YouTube videos.

Idris Elba Meets Mumford and Sons

Idris Elba — Stringer Bell from The Wire — directs and stars in a new music video from Mumford & Sons.

Channeling Churchill

When historian William Manchester died before finishing his massive bio of Winston Churchill, a novice stepped into the breach.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Biography: New!

We have a new biography of actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who you may remember from Death Proof or Live Free or Die Hard.

‘Buffy’ Musical Performed Live

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will enjoy these videos of a live performance of the musical episode, “Once More With Feeling.”

Edward Gorey Biography: New!

We have a new biography of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, and a couple of videos that show his work.