Ringing in the new year with a Civil War hero.
Monthly Archive: December 2012
All sorts of people will be missed, of course, but these five people had a little something extra.
He was the Army’s big star of 1991, and now he’s dead.
He resigned in disgrace in 2007, but he’s once again the country’s prime minister.
When you play Oscar Madison in a hit TV show, you know which adjectives are coming in your obituary.
A quick tour of one town’s impressions of Santa Claus.
The two murderers portrayed in the book In Cold Blood have been exhumed in Kansas, in the hopes of solving murders in Florida.
Frank Zappa died in 1993. Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his 62nd birthday. In his honor, watch an interview and listen to a song.
Robert Bork was 87 years old and had been not on the Supreme Court for 25 years.
Here it is: our annual repost of praise to the most underrated Christmas movie of all time.
The esteemed historian goes back to the Bible for a comparison.
A fan visits the old Maine home of author E.B. White.
Once known as “Who’s Martin Freeman?” he’s now known as “that guy who was in The Hobbit.”
Did today’s date — 12/12/12 — make you want to scream? That’s because it’s Edvard Munch’s 149th birthday!
The famed Indian sitar player has died in San Diego at age 92.
Which 2012 death was the most startling? The oddest? Had the fastest burial? We’ve got the full list.
Author Margaret Atwood praises Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, 50 years after the book’s publication.
Who2 has a new biography of German philosopher-slash-crazyguy Friedrich Nietzsche.
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz wrote flirty letters to a younger woman, even though he was married. Now they’re up for auction.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.
We have a new biography of Sheldon Adelson, the casino tycoon who donated more than $100 million to Republican candidates in 2012.
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be less than 12 weeks pregnant with the child who will be third in line to the throne.
It wasn’t one of America’s prettiest elections.