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Re-upping: Barack Obama’s Apartment from Harvard Days

Future president Barack Obama lived in a basement apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts while he attended Harvard Law School — living in a not-so-fancy part of town to save money, as …..

Sean Connery is a 30ish man with a wicked jaw and a cigarette in his mouth, looking perfect in a tuxedo as he sits at a poker table with a stack of gambling plaques in front of him

Sean Connery is Dead at Age 90

2020 has been a rough year for the women of Goldfinger, and now it’s officially a rough year for Sir Sean Connery, too. The fabled actor died overnight in The …..

2020 is a Rough Year for the Women of ‘Goldfinger’

2020 has been rough for everyone, but especially rough for the women of the James Bond film Goldfinger. First came the death of Honor Blackman, a good egg who played Pussy …..

Bill Gates Can Finally Retire

Good news for businessman Bill Gates: he can at last relax and take life easy as he reaches the traditional retirement age of 65 this month. His exact birthday is …..

Alex Trebek is gray-haired but tidy, with a small smile and a direct gaze, over the all-caps name ALEX TREBEK and title 'The Answer Is...'

Alex Trebek’s Memoir Hits the Highlights

“I don’t have a lot of ghosts. I don’t have any bad memories that affect my life. It’s all good. Sure, I think of Mom and Dad and [sister] Barbara …..

The NY Daily News cover has photos of Barack Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton speaking at the funeral of civil rights leader John Lewis. Below is a photo of Trump with the subhead, 'As past presidents honor Lewis, pouty Trump touts delaying elex.'

NY Daily News on Trump: ‘Three Men and a Baby’

Now, there’s a headline writer who went home with a sense of a job well done. Noted the article: Trump was the lone living president to play no official role in …..

John Lewis, wearing a dark suit and tie, speaks behind a lectern in front of a rather bland gray backdrop

John Lewis Biography and Photos

Congressman John Lewis has died at age 80. A towering civil rights figure who survived having his skull fractured by Alabama state police on “Bloody Sunday” in 1965, Lewis had …..

Carl Reiner’s Last Day

In our recent post about the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, we noted that his passing must have been rather sudden, since he’d been tweeting that same afternoon. Now …..

Carl Reiner: Remembering His Droodles Interview

Comedy legend Carl Reiner has died at age 98. For once, the term “legend of comedy” clearly applies: Nine-time Emmy Award winner, recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American …..

Solitaire With a Who2 Twist: Try GIANT LEAPS

With astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley blasting into space aboard their NASA/SpaceX flight, this is the perfect time to introduce a fun new feature from Who2: GIANT LEAPS: Heroes …..

Honor Blackman Had Her Own Self-Defense Book

Honor Blackman — better known as Pussy Galore from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger — has died at the robust age of 94. It’s a surprise to learn that she …..

They Killed Malcolm X

Malcolm X was murdered 55 years ago, on February 21, 1965. He had just begun speaking on stage in the Audubon Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in New York when …..

A.E. Hotchner sits at a desk with a pile of books and a sign reading "Lifeguard on Duty"

A.E. Hotchner Outlived ‘Em All

Author and famous-friend-of-the-famous A.E. Hotchner has died at his home in Connecticut. Born in St. Louis during World War I, he was 102 years old. He was still writing until …..