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Daily Downloads (Wilco, The Necessary Gentlemen, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Aaron and the Burrs: Release the Bats single [mp3] Blood and Glass: "Paper Heart" [mp3] Daddy Lion: Perpetual Calendar EP [mp3] Devereaux: ""...

“O Burr, O Burr, what hast thou done?”

This is the 210th anniversary of the death of Alexander Hamilton, one day after his duel with Aaron Burr. In his biography of Burr, James Parton described the winner of that duel reminiscing this way:He conversed with equal freedom of the duel with Hamilton. Show More Summary

Was Founding Father Alexander Hamilton Bisexual? His Letters Suggest So.

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Most people think of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as the face on the $10 bill. Either that or the primary author of the Federalist Papers who was killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804. But few people are aware that the celebrated Revolutionary War veteran may have been bisexual. Though he married Elizabeth Schuyler in 1780 and fathered a total of eight […]

Steve King Challenges Schumer to a 'Duel'

Thursday on the House floor, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) challenged Senate Charles E. Schumer one of his most vocal critics on immigration reform to a "duel" -- but "not like Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton." Instead he said "like many men do it today: Not duel with 50 paces and pistols, but... with microphones within arm's reach." Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Today in history: The Pentagon Papers were published

June 13 On this day. 1807: President Thomas Jefferson received a subpoena to testify before Congress in the treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. Jefferson would later tell lawmakers that Burr tried to split several states from the Union, create an independent nation in the center of North America and make himself its ruler. Show More Summary

15 Year-Feud Comes To An End! But How Did Cameron Diaz & Sofia Coppola Manage To Kiss & Make Up?

7 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Until recently, Cameron Diaz & Sofia Coppola's relationship was about as amicable as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's — which is to say there was a seething hatred so potent that there may in fact have been a little literal frothing at the mouth. Thankfully, time heals all wounds, except for herpes, and things between the [...]

The Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton Duel: A Gritty Reboot

7 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Dana O’Keefe’s finely-crafted short film blends 18th Century concerns, 21st Century technology and a soundtrack reminiscent of the 1970s. Aaron Burr, Part 2 tells the story of the infamous bloody duel between the Vice President of the United States and the former Secretary of the Treasury. Show More Summary

Burr's Thinking

Anderson Layman's Blog has some observations by the complicated and still-controversial Aaron Burr who was far more than simply a man who won a duel.

Today in history: January 22

Jan. 22, 1807: President Thomas Jefferson told Congress of the Burr Conspiracy — the treason charges leveled against his former Vice President Aaron Burr. Jefferson told Congress that Burr tried to split several states from the Union and make himself ruler; Jefferson called for fair trials for all involved. Show More Summary

Burr bill would combine departments of Labor and Commerce

By Aaron Martin, riponadvance.com Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would combine the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce into a single agency in an effort to cut costs and improve economic policies.

Americans for Tax Reform’s Ryan Ellis Thinks Tea Party Activists Are “Freaking Retarded”

When last we checked in on Ryan Ellis, the Tax Policy Director for Americans for Tax Reform, he was online saying Ted Cruz can go to hell and comparing Cruz to Aaron Burr. Not content to express his hatred of Cruz, Ellis is now going after the tea party. Like with Cruz, his tweet speaks for itself: I’m pretty sure ATR has, in the past, | Read More »

Wild Man: Meet New York’s Hottest Cider Producer

Andy Brennan shows off his main ingredient. Aaron Burr Cider, a 90-minute drive north of New York City, doesn't look like much. The Wurstboro, New York, outfit, consists of an old barn and a large backyard area where owner Andy Brennan has started to plant some apple trees. Show More Summary

Strange Bedfellows

There have been many-storied rivalries in American history. In the 1800s, the bitter political rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton was settled with a famous duel. Later that century, the Hatfields started warring with the McCoys, leaving behind epic tales still told today. Show More Summary

Founding Father frenemies Hamilton and Burr 'Duel With the Devil'

Paul Collins's new book explores the sensational murder trial for which political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces as a legal dream team. History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. Show More Summary

Today in history: June 13

June 13 On this day. 1807: President Thomas Jefferson received a subpoena to testify before Congress in the treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. Jefferson would later tell lawmakers that Burr tried to split several states from the Union, create an independent nation in the center of North America and make himself its ruler. Show More Summary

Justin Bieber & His Security Goons Played Monkey In The Middle With Paparazzo & His Camera!

Like the ghosts of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Justin Bieber and the paparazzi just can't make peace! Around 4 am Wednesday morning, a cameraman snapped pictures of The Biebs chillaxing outside The Hit Factory — a recording studio in Miami. The Crowned Prince of Pop's security detail didn't take kindly to the unauthorized photos! In fact, [...]

Daily Downloads (The Impossible Girl, Owls of the Swamp, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Aaron and the Burrs: free and legal Aaron and the Burrs II album...

Kickstartable: The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding

This week in Kickstartable, we have a project called “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding.” How can you not click through with a title like that? Tell us about your Kickstarter project. This project is truly a labor of love for me! As an artist and couturier, corsets are my specialty. I have been making custom...

The Most Famous Law School You’ve Never Heard Of

A look back at the now-defunct law school that graduated many of the early political figures in American history. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Aaron Burr, ABA, American Bar Association, American Bar Association / ABA, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Litchfield, Litchfield Law School, Tapping Reeve

SFotD: ‘Aaron Burr, Part 2? is the Best Kind of Revisionist History

Why Watch? Dana O’Keefe and company take up the task of humanizing Aaron Burr, an incredible figure whose memory has been reduced to one label: the man who killed Alexander Hamilton. In this unconventional take on history, Burr is aShow More Summary

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