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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.
  • Poet,
  • Playwright
  • (c. 1564–1616)

Cesar Chavez

Union leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers.
  • Activist
  • (1927–1993)

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is known for his work regarding black holes and for authoring several popular science books. He suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Physicist,
  • Scientist
  • (1942–)


Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the "David" and "Pieta" statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes. 
  • Painter,
  • Sculptor,
  • Architect,
  • Poet
  • (1475–1564)

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa."
  • Writer,
  • Mathematician,
  • Inventor,
  • Artist
  • (1452–1519)

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under Jobs' guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad.
  • Inventor
  • (1955–2011)

Bio Passport: Frida & Diego's America

2015 will be packed with tributes to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famed Mexican artists (and famously turbulent couple). From 1930-1934, Kahlo and Rivera lived in the United States, spending time in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. Here, we take a journey to some of the places they visited, the places that inspired or repulsed them, the places that shaped their vision of America.

Quote of the Week: Elton John

Happy birthday, Sir Elton John! After performing his 100th 'Million Dollar Piano' show in Las Vegas, we hope the "Rocket Man" is having a great day off to celebrate. We salute him with this week's quote.

Warhol Superstar Viva Remembers Andy, His Mother & The Artist's Early Brush With Death

Around 40 exhibits of Andy Warhol's work will be shown in museums and institutions around the world this year, a resurgence that the New York Times has dubbed the "Warhol Wave." To remember the artist at a pivotal time in his life, Andy Warhol superstar Viva takes an intimate look back at the day he was shot in 1968 and her own relationship with Warhol's mother Julia.

Selma to Montgomery March, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago on March 21, 1965, civil rights activists began a 54-mile march for voting rights from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Barbara Harris Combs, author of "From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom," takes us back to that historic time with a look at the activists and their courageous actions that led to a watershed moment in American history.
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