Paper mag's Mickey Boardman and I have come up with three can't-lose works that are so flawlessly titled they should immediately get mounted like dogs in heat. Here they are:
*Guy and Dahl. A two-person show starring glam rocker Miss Guy and author Tessa Dahl. I don't even care what they do, I jus ... More >>
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was torn: with the War Between the States raging, the clarion call to free the slaves was louder than ever. However, to do so, Lincoln feared a backlash from his own Union forces, who were more concentrated on the rebels then the abolitionists. In the end, the 16th ... More >>
Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln doesn't make the President look like E.T., Jaws, or something out of Jurassic Park.
In fact, it makes him look exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis, who's playing the part.
With a hint of Walter Huston.
Here's' a stirring image from the film, whic ... More >>
Talk about an extensive herb garden. Located on top of North Square Restaurant in the Washington Square Hotel, Jake's Edible Garden is an herb garden that has just sprouted and will be providing all the herbs for executive chef Yoel Cruz's dishes.
The herbs, chilies, and tomatoes come from Oak Gro ... More >>
Procrastinating taxpayers: wonder why you're getting a couple extra days to file your taxes this year?
April 15 fell on a Sunday this year, so you can thank a Christian for the first extra day, as politicians are so terrified of offending them, they've never liked to do government business on Sunda ... More >>
Bayard RustinAccording to this assessment on bilerico.com, it's a mixed bunch through history.
Authors, artists, politicians, civil rights leaders.
Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Abe Lincoln...
(On the floor with that last one? Well, sorry--I guess Abe freed his boyfriend's trouser snake.)
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Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier
Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday.
Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
A new book about Malcolm X says the controversial civil rights leader had an early homosexual relationship with a white businessman, according to The New York Times.
And he's not alone! Anyone with a kindle will learn of a whole bevy of historical figures who turn out to have been "that way ... More >>
Sure, it may not have the bombast of the 4th of July or the stoic dignity of MLK Day, but Presidents Day is a holiday worth celebrating. Hmm, "celebrating" is too strong a word. How about "observing?" No, that makes it sound almost religious, and it's far from that. Hey, some stores are havin ... More >>
President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>
The L.A. Times talks to a guy today who ended up with $800 in counterfeit bills after cashing a money order at the Post Office. He tried to spend one of the eight $100 bills he had, and almost got arrested, before insisting that he was on the receiving end of that transaction previously, and ... More >>
Under the gaze of Moses, King Solomon, Hammurabi, and Abraham Lincoln (in a mural on the ceiling of the New York County Courthouse rotunda), the latest sad drama in the city's real estate bust played out this morning with minimal fanfare. Speaking slowly and deliberately, the auctioneer finis ... More >>
Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday, which used to be a big deal. But since George Washington's birthday (February 22) was made a floating Monday holiday in 1971, Lincoln's birthday has gotten sort of smushed into it.
The holiday is still officially Washington's Birthday, known as President ... More >>
It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>
Tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, and to celebrate President Obama will attend a party in Springfield, Illinois. It's sold out, but free tickets are said to be available for "performances in Lincoln's honor," including local students reciting Lincoln's speeches, at the newly-reopened For ... More >>
The Post Office has announced its commemorative stamps for 2009. Alaskan and Hawaiian statehood are honored, which should please Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and four stamps depict stages in the career of Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. Literature is represented by Edgar Allen Poe ... More >>