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December 13, 2012 by Thad Morgan
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” Six simple words and suddenly you’re in the Christmas spirit. Years of tradition have made Christmas carols and holiday jingles a crucial part of the season. In fact certain songs are so connected with Christmas,...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor, Pianist, Singer, Television Personality / 1919 - 1965
Nat King Cole became the first African-American performer to host a variety TV series in 1956. He's best known for his soft baritone voice and for singles like "The Christmas Song," "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy."
December 27, 2012 by Eudie Pak
2012 has been marked with exhilarating highs and unfathomable lows. From partisan politics, juicy tabloid scandals, inspirational record breakers, and unimaginable...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Cyclist, Philanthropist / 1971 -
Lance Armstrong is a professional American cyclist and testicular cancer survivor who, in 2012, was stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won from 1999 to 2005 due to evidence of performance-enhancing drug use.
Film Actress, Singer / 1963 - 2012
Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress whose first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86 million copies.
December 7, 2012 by Thad Morgan
Everyone has certain pop cultural references they associate with Christmas. Whether it’s reading your favorite Christmas tale, singing your favorite carol, or watching...also in this article
Guest ContributorDecember 18, 2012 by Katie Uva
This month not only marked the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor but also the release of Hyde Park on Hudson, which recounts the weekend the King and...also in this article
Diplomat, U.S. First Lady / 1884 - 1962
The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
Guest ContributorDecember 23, 2012 by B. Myint
This Christmas marks the opening of Django Unchained, or Quentin Tarantino’s film equivalent of the most awkward Secret-Santa gift ever. For those of you looking to kill 180 minutes by taking the family to the old multiplex, be warned: The guys in the...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1963 -
Quentin Tarantino jolted onto the Hollywood scene with his screenplay for True Romance, before directing the early 1990s films Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.