On this day in the year 1867, English author Charles Dickens did something impressive: He recited much of his 1843 book A Christmas Carol from memory to the gathered and rapt …..
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Any discussion of President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died yesterday at age 94, should start by acknowledging that he was by any measure a public servant, a fine family …..
20 years ago, for reasons we’ve forgotten, actor John Banner was one of our very first Who2 biographies. President George Washington was ceremonially #1, but soon after that came Banner, …..
As the Who2 obituary desk looks back on the major deaths of 2018, we find that one particularly sad detail has been cleared up: the cause of death of Verne …..
Vows — the weekly wedding section of The New York Times — is always good for an unusual courtship story, a meet-cute or even a few tears. This week it …..
Trans people exist. A German physician, Magnus Hirschfeld, was a pioneer in recognizing the varieties of human gender, until his career was cut short by the Nazis.
Marvel Comics mastermind and comic book legend Stan Lee has died at age 95. No cause of death has been given, but The New York Times says that he died …..
Donald Trump has long claimed that he turned “a small loan of a million dollars” from his father into a billion-dollar fortune. Now a special investigation by The New York …..
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
Our new Brett Kavanaugh biography is live. Brett Kavanaugh is the U.S. Court of Appeals judge who has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump. If …..
If you’re looking for a charming picture book for children — or for adults — try the wonderful Professional Crocodile by author Giovanna Zoboli and illustrator Mariachiara di Giorgio. The wordless …..
President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager and personal lawyer both were declared guilty today of crimes including tax fraud, bank fraud, campaign finance cheating, and other illegal financial shenanigans. Paul …..
Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” has died. Her family confirmed that her death was “due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,” says her BBC obituary. Nearly every news …..
Remember when the US had a president who thought deeply about America’s problems and then told Americans they were responsible? That was Jimmy Carter, and Americans were not impressed by the sermonizing in 1979.
When Anthony Bourdain killed himself on Friday with the belt from his hotel bathrobe, he was 61 years and 348 days old. By unhappy coincidence, that makes the celebrity chef nearly a match with Nobel-prize winning …..
Anthony Bourdain is dead. The chef, author and superstar host of the cooking show Parts Unknown committed suicide in a Paris hotel this morning, according to a report from the show’s network, …..
Britain’s Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in a royal wedding at Windsor Castle in front of 600 guests on May 19, 2018. Congratulations to the happy couple, who will now be known as the …..
The “Red Hot Mama” was at the forefront of pushing back against her critics and championing her fuller figure.
A new royal prince has been born to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — that’s Prince William and Princess Kate to you and me. The 8-pound, 7-ounce baby was born at …..
Actor Verne Troyer has died at age 49 of unspecified causes. The Los Angeles Times has a full obituary. Verne Troyer appeared in 57 different film and TV roles over …..