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Apollo 11: It Was 48 Years Ago Today

Yes, the brave lads of Apollo 11 took those first big steps on the moon on July 20, 1969: 48 years ago today. Here’s NASA’s video of the big moment: #OTD in …..

Martin Landau: Three Solid Scenes

Actor Martin Landau has died at the grand age of 89. He was, remarkably, a professional cartoonist for The New York Daily News before chucking it all to become an actor …..

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Who Hated Jane Austen So Much?

Was it Rudyard Kipling? Or Mark Twain? Which popular author hated Jane Austen so much? Jane Austen’s 200th deathday is July 18th, and The New York Times is celebrating with a Jane Austen quiz. …..

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japanese influences and education

Guest post by Kevin Nute, University of Oregon To mark Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday on June 8, many will pay tribute to the architect’s unique gifts and contributions to …..

Born 100 Years Ago: JFK, Ella and So Many More

What a year for being born was 1917! Actor Dean Martin, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and jazz star Thelonius Monk all hit their 100th birthdays this year… and they can’t even crack the top …..

Emmanuel Macron Biography: New!

Our new biography of French politician Emmanuel Macron is now live. He and Marine Le Pen face each other in a runoff on May 7; the winner will replace Francois …..

Princess Charlotte in a yellow sweater and a sensible haircut, sitting in front of a grass field (or a pile of hay?)

Princess Charlotte Photos, Old and New

A new photo of two-year-old Princess Charlotte has just been released by Kensington Palace, official home to her parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The caption on the …..

Ella Fitzgerald’s flirtation with reefer songs

It’s Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday this week. Just as Fitzgerald’s career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.

Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in Prison

Aaron Hernandez — convicted murderer, acquitted double-murder suspect, and former million-dollar NFL star — is dead. Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correction Center, a maximum-security prison about …..

Chuck Berry Was Still Alive, Yes, But Now He’s Dead

Chuck Berry, the groundbreaking guitarist who’s on nearly everyone’s Mount Rushmore of rock ‘n roll, died today. If your first thought is, “Chuck Berry was still alive?”, you’re not alone. That was our …..

Bill Paxton Biography: From JFK to ‘Big Love’

Actor Bill Paxton has died, quite suddenly, at age 61. His family said in a statement that “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed …..

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