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Barack Obama looks thoughtful as he sits in front of a riot of green leaves.

The Obama Official Portraits: One Strange, One Wonderful

The new portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled today at the National Gallery. Here they are:   Barack Obama’s portrait is by Kehinde Wiley, and …..

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Groundhog Prediction 2018: Six More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil, that Greta Garbo-like recluse, has made his prediction for 2018. The news is bad: Punxsutawney Phil appeared just long enough to see his shadow, and that means six …..

Roger Federer smiles, sitting on a (tasteful) wood locker room bench, hugging a big silver cup on a pedestal

Is Roger Federer the Most Graceful Athlete of Our Time?

He’s not letting go 🏆@rogerfederer #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/GzuMKotSmi — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2018 Could Roger Federer the most graceful and gracious athlete of our time? Of all time? Today he claimed his astounding …..

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50 Cent is a Bitcoin Multi-Millionaire

Forget the Winklevoss twins and their bitcoin billions — 50 Cent has a better bitcoin story. Via The Guardian: So what’s the big deal? You see, 50 Cent isn’t just …..

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision of Love Still Matters

[Editor’s note: The following guest post was originally published by our friends at The Conversation.] By Joshua F.J. Inwood, Penn State University 2017 was a year of increased conflict in the United …..

Two astronauts in flight suits, looking a little sweaty, smile and chat with blue skies behind them

John Young is the First Big Death of 2018

John Young, the “astronaut’s astronaut” who flew on six different NASA missions over 18 years, has died at age 87. Complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. With apologies to …..

Sue Grafton is the Last Big Death of 2017

Now we’ll never know what “Z” is for. Mystery author Sue Grafton has died of cancer at age 77. Her long-running “alphabet” series of mysteries began with A Is for …..

Chuck Berry duckwalks toward the camera, guitar at the ready. He's wearing a nice pair of tan Oxford shoes

The Five Biggest Deaths of 2017

Who was the most significant death of 2017? The year is drawing to a close, and so far 29 people have died who were famous enough to have biographies in Who2. …..

Michael Flynn photo, with Flynn smiling in an Army uniform in front of a huge flag, his chest full of ribbons

How Old is Michael Flynn? Nobody Knows for Sure

Lt. General Michael Flynn celebrates his 59th birthday sometime this month. The trick is, nobody seems to know when. Oh, presumably his mother knows. But we looked pretty hard for the exact …..

Meghan Markle with bare shoulders and a full head of hair, turned 3/4 to the camera

Meghan Markle Biography – New!

Our new Meghan Markle biography is now live — in anticipation of her (maybe) marrying Britain’s Prince Harry. [ November 27 update: They’re officially engaged. ] Meghan Markle has already worn …..

David Cassidy photo, showing off his heartthrobby looks with long brown hair parted in the middle

David Cassidy Sings ‘I Think I Love You’

David Cassidy has died at age 67, and if you’re not old enough to weep nostalgic tears at news of his passing, you may instead be saying “Who is David …..

Twitter page with Tom Petty's death announcement

Yes, Tom Petty is Dead, His Family Confirms

Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa — Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017 Tom Petty is dead. His family confirmed the news late Monday night on Twitter. The full announcement read: On behalf …..

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. by Mr. Hehn

Look at This Spot-On Portrait of Kurt Vonnegut

Just because we like it, we’re re-upping this portrait of author Kurt Vonnegut by our own Mr. Paul Hehn. This sketch was originally done for a post about Kurt Vonnegut’s marital contract …..

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