On February 14th around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
How the veteran artist took the folk scene by storm, wowed his hero Bob Dylan and beat cancer – all while inspiring today’s country stars.
- January 04, 2017
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Movies are finished, the novel is dead and the internet is driving people insane. Welcome to the world of Bret Easton Ellis: a literary maverick who’s brutally honest about the digital age.
- January 02, 2017
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Inspired by their very first watch they built in Detroit, The Runwell Wall Clock is distinguished by Shinola’s signature modern American aesthetic. The design features a matte white dial with raised numerals as well as luminous hands all contained in a polished chrome case and under domed glass. The Runwell features signature Shinola details, including branded black plate with screenprinting technique on dial and caseback for a dimensional look from front to back. The piece comes complete with an opening on the back for wall hanging. A signature Shinola clock stand may be purchased separately for displaying on a mantelpiece or tabletop as an alternative to wall hanging. Every Runwell Clock is built in the United States with US and imported parts.
- December 01, 2016
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Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who abandoned a promising literary career to become one of the foremost songwriters of the contemporary era, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 82.
- November 11, 2016
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If you haven’t read the interview David Segal did with Howard Stern for the New York Times back in July you missed something. It is an insightful interview with a man widely misunderstood by the public, who has quietly transformed himself over the course of his career into a masterful interviewer and a brilliant conversationalist.
- September 19, 2016
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Binghamton, N.Y. — FOR more than two centuries, we have been reading the Declaration of Independence wrong. Or rather, we’ve been celebrating the Declaration as people in the 19th and 20th centuries have told us we should, but not the Declaration as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams wrote it. To them, separation from Britain was as much, if not more, about racial fear and exclusion as it was about inalienable rights.
- July 04, 2016
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One of America’s most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob Ford, who betrayed James for reward money. For 16 years, Jesse and his brother, Frank, committed robberies and murders throughout the Midwest. Detective magazines and pulp novels glamorized the James gang, turning them into mythical Robin Hoods who were driven to crime by unethical landowners and bankers. In reality, Jesse James was a ruthless killer who stole only for himself.
- April 03, 2016
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