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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Ken Burns’s PBS series doesn’t dwell on the economic theory that got America into Vietnam and staying there: Walt Rostow’s theory that Communism held back development.
Walter Becker — guitarist, composer, prankster, cynic and co-founder with Donald Fagen of the group Steely Dan — has died at age 67. No cause of death was announced, but Fagen …..
Who2 was born on this day 20 years ago, when the untimely death of Princess Diana made us wish for a simple online page with details about her life and death. The day was …..
Comedian Jerry Lewis has died at age 91. And if you don’t know who Jerry Lewis was, you are not alone. We had 25-year-old guests at our home tonight who …..
Walt Disney’s Bambi was a return to abstraction – pioneering a trajectory later taken by CGI animation and video games.
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 …..
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 …..
George Romero leaves behind a key legacy as a modern creator of zombie movies.
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. …..
Just in time for the Fourth of July, let us salute pilot and patriot James A. Logan of Somerville, Massachusetts. Winner of the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross …..
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 …..
A remembrance of the career of Roger Moore.
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 …..
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 …..
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 …..
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.
Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 today, April 21st. That means she’s been ruling the United Kingdom for 65 years and 75 days. With many more days to come, it seems, …..
By Tim McFarlin, Elon University In the days following Chuck Berry’s death, commentators have trampled over each other in a race to honor him as the “Father of Rock and Roll,” …..
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 …..