The Obamas’ presidential portraits have been revealed in the National Portrait Gallery. Barack and Michelle picked two African American artists, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, to portray them. The former first lady’s portrait “overemphasizes an element of couturial spectacle, but also projects a rock-solid cool,” writes the NYT.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
In 1953, writer and illustrator Hugh Hefner created the men's adult entertainment magazine 'Playboy,' which played a role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hefner built his controversial yet groundbreaking magazine into an international enterprise.