On August 1, comedian Meg Grunewald celebrated her 100th character and her one year anniversary on Vine, the 6 second video sharing app where folks mostly post wacky clips of themselves yelling at the camera. Today Meg joins us to talk about how she took her wig collection and became an internet celebrity on Vine
"It's our 40th anniversary," crows Joel Hall, "and that happens only once in my life. I am thrilled to still be able to do this after 40 years."
MTV, the once-innovative cable network that just passed its 34th anniversary, has long been an incubator of talent. Pauly Shore, Jenny McCarthy, Puck, Jesse Camp, Snooki. Where would any of them be without the guiding hand of Music Television?...Show More Summary
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the cult coming-of-age film Empire Records. For those who were fans of the ragtag group of record store employees, it was an epic look into the 90s lives we all secretly wish we were living. Each character was their own brand of weird, yet cool, yet misunderstood, yet an all-around awesome person to be around. Show More Summary
It’s been a tightly-guarded secret for years, but the cat’s out of the bag now. The title of Minus The Bear’s second record, 2005’s Menos El Oso, translates to… Minus The Bear. That’s right, it’s the very name of the band that put out...Show More Summary
The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. The Imperial Household Agency on Saturday released the original audio from the vinyl master records of Hirohito's radio broadcast on August 15, 1945. Show More Summary
In honor of Plagiarism Today's 10-Year Anniversary, long-time personal and site friend Patrick O'Keefe wrote a guest post.
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The Hill: House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to … Continue reading ?
The Left continues to push bad legislation to resurrect an obsolete and pernicious part of the Voting Rights Act — and, because this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Act, I can just see it coming up at the Republican presidential...Show More Summary
The art bikes as designed by Handsome Cycles celebrate a major Minneapolis Institute of Arts anniversary
Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – 25th Anniversary! At the Hollywood Bowl! For 25 hilarity-filled years, Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes pals have teamed up with live orchestras playing those phenomenal Carl Stalling...Show More Summary
It's an art exhibition you can't visit. Not yet, at least, until officials declare the Fukushima exclusion zone habitable again, which for certain areas could take decades.
This week marks the 280th anniversary of a landmark event in the history of a free press: the trial of John Peter Zenger in New York. Zenger, publisher of the New-York Weekly Journal, was found not guilty of seditious libel by a 12-member...Show More Summary
As the one-year anniversary of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown approaches, The New Yorker has a new profile of the former Ferguson, Missouri cop who killed him. That cop, Darren Wilson, has gotten thousands of letters...Show More Summary
On August 9th 2014, a thug named Michael Brown attempted to murder a police officer, and was shot. The Lying Liberal Media will spill endless ink about this on the 9th. But you can skip all that, since these two videos tell you everything...Show More Summary
An Allied war correspondent stands in the ruins of Hiroshima, Japan, weeks after the city was leveled by an atomic bomb in 1945. The bombing killed some 140,000 people. (AP) On the 70th anniversary of the United States’ slaughter...Show More Summary
Happy silver anniversary, Mr. Cruise. Image courtesy of CACA and Daniel Edwards. A lot went down last week in the weird and wild world of art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Show More Summary
This week marks the 70th anniversary of a very dark chapter of human history, the U.S. incineration of tens of thousands of Japanese civilians by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a war crime that has been rationalized in popular U.S. history, writes Gary G. Kohls. By Gary G. Kohls August 6, 2015, is…
McLaren hasn’t competed at Le Mans for quite some time, but the pre-race ceremonies at this year’s race were basically one big McLaren party. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1995-1997 McLaren F1 GTR’s victory at the 24-hour...Show More Summary