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Truman Capote’s Party To Remember

Entertainment | January 20, 2022

Truman Capote at his Black-and-White Ball at the Plaza Hotel New York, with Katherine Graham, the publisher of the Washington Post. (Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images) Truman Capote...

The Evolution Of Fashion Shoulder Pads

Fads | January 18, 2022

Perhaps more than any decade the 1980s defined strange fads, headlined by the Koosh ball, Cabbage Patch Kids, and of course, shoulder pads. While the origins of the scapular rai...

Peggy Fleming: Skating Her Way Into History

Icons | January 16, 2022

American figure skater Peggy Fleming performs a routine at the Olympics in Grenoble, France, February 11, 1968. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) During the 1968 Wi...

How Van Halen Changed Michael Jackson's Beat It And Music History

Music | January 14, 2022

“Beat It,” improbably, blended the genius of Eddie Van Halen and Michael Jackson to ignite the King of Pop’s most iconic album. Prior to Thriller’s 19...

Charles Kuralt Shared Stories of Backroads America

Icons | January 12, 2022

Television broadcaster Charles Kuralt poses for a photograph with his film crew while traveling in the Pacific Northwest. (© Doug Wilson/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)...

The High Flying & Questionable History Of Jean-Claude Van Damme's Bloodsport

Entertainment | January 10, 2022

“Bloodsport”, the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme classic, set the bar for action movies that simultaneously combine cheesy acting with amazing ...

Rumors Of McCartney’s Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

Music | January 8, 2022

28th January 1980: English songwriter and pop star Paul McCartney on his farm near Rye, Sussex. (Photo by David Harris/Keystone/Getty Images) On October 12, 1969,...

The Life And Death Of The Canadian Tuxedo

Fads | January 6, 2022

Perhaps no outfit has ever run the cyclical gambit of fashion more than the all denim, cowboy classic known as the Canadian Tuxedo. Denim began life as the working man’s or w...

The Brief Rise And Fall Of Dogpatch USA

Entertainment | January 4, 2022

Starting on August 13, 1934, newspapers across America and Canada began publishing Li’l Abner written and drawn by Al Capp. The comic strip, which ran until November 13, 1977, ...

Marianne Faithfull: Singer, Actress, Writer, And Survivor

Icons | January 2, 2022

Marianne Faithfull seems to have escaped calamity many times throughout her life. She struggled with addiction and anorexia, fought breast cancer, hepatitis C...

The Behind The Scene Stories That Made "When Harry Met Sally" Unforgettable

Entertainment | December 31, 2021

The 1989 classic, “When Harry Met Sally'', easily earns a spot on the rom-com Mount Rushmore, thanks to the collective genius of Nora Ephron...

Crazy Facts About The Holiday Classic Home Alone

Entertainment | December 29, 2021

When it comes to childhood fantasies and Christmas movies, few can match the mischievous nostalgia of “Home Alone”. Released on November 16, 1990, the John Hughes clas...

Bancroft And Brooks: The Story Of A Great Love

Entertainment | December 27, 2021

Although it seems that so many Hollywood marriages end in divorce, Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks had a love that lasted as the two of them continued on their intertwined ...

The Incredible Backstory Of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” By Dr. Suess

Entertainment | December 25, 2021

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by the singular Dr. Seuss became a Christmas movie staple when it first aired in 1966. However, due to a ...

A Christmas Story: The Film That Became An Unexpected Tradition

Entertainment | December 23, 2021

The week before Thanksgiving in 1983, MGM released the latest film by Bob Clark, director of Porky’s. It earned $2 million during its first weekend and ...

The Beginnings Of The Isle Of Wight Festival

Entertainment | December 21, 2021

From 1968 to 1970, the town of Newport on the Isle of Wight hosted a counterculture music festival that rivaled Woodstock. Impressive for an island in the English Channel,...

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