He wanted to die. He got what he wanted. I don’t believe what happened after that was what he was expecting though. More fire and brimstone than wall to wall virgins. In footage released by an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria, college...Show More Summary
Lana Del Rey is a champion of odd lyrics, and there's one in particular that didn't exactly generate enthusiasm from her mother. And understandably so: The song in question is the polarizing "Born to Die" track "Cola," which contains...Show More Summary
Lana Del Rey appears on the cover of Rolling Stone, as the alternative songstress promotes the release of her latest album. Ultraviolence dropped on June 17, Lana’s follow-up to 2012 worldwide hit, Born to Die. Moody as ever, Lana reportedly told Rolling Stone to cancel the feature interview, saying: “I’m not sure if they should
All living things are meant to one day eventually die. As morbid as it may seem, it is an inevitable part of an ancient, ongoing natural cycle. We are born, we grow old, we die, and our remains turn to dust with the relentless passage of time....
Maryland resident Shanelle Ragin was born with a single ventricle in her heart and, when she became pregnant, doctors warned her that going through with the pregnancy meant risking death. She could have decided to have an abortion, but this courageous mom plowed ahead to give life to her unborn child. So, an expert medical […]
Key Facts About Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born April 9, 1806, died September 15, 1859. Developed modern rail and shipping transport Showed the power and ability of engineering to change the world Has pretty much the coolest name a person...Show More Summary
Little Aurora is lucky to be here. But her birth made it clear that an unborn baby is a human being before birth who deserves protection and who can be subject to tragic injures in the womb that affect her entire life. Six-months-pregnant at the time, Brandi Lepine, 17, and her friend Taylor Litwin, 21 […]
Tommy Ramone, original drummer for The Ramones and the band’s last surviving founding member, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was 65 and had been suffering from bile duct cancer. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, as Erdélyi Tamás, but his name was changed to Thomas Erdelyi when his parents brought him to the United States. Show More Summary
Yesterday we talked about poor Fred Minnick who was born 120 years ago and died 22 years ago and how he was notified by the Selective Service that he had failed to register for the draft. But, he won’t be alone in that line according to the Washington Post; The Selective Service System, which keeps […]
The Washington Times reports that 80-year-old Martha Weaver received a notice from the Selective Service for her father, Fred Minnick, to register for the draft. Fred was born in 1894 and died in 1992. Her father’s name was Fred Minnick, though the notice misspelled the last name “Minick” and warns that failure to register is […]
Eduard Shevardnadze, the man who helped to end the Cold War and who died this weekend, at the age of eighty-six, entered my consciousness on a cold winter evening in 1992, the year that Georgia, where I was born, fell apart. Separatists...Show More Summary
Imagine if you were born in 1900. You'd have a 23% chance of dying before age 20 (a 13% change before age 1). You'd have a 38% chance of dying before age 45 (see first two graphs below).Compare that to kids born recently. You'd have about a 1% chance of dying before age 20, and about a 4% chance of dying before age 45. Show More Summary
Some of us are born rich, some of us die rich, but not many of us are secret millionaires who live modest lives in £70,000 council homes. More to the point, not many of us leave vast fortunes to charities when we finally shuffle off this mortal coil. Iain Russell was such a man. The
Paul Mazursky died yesterday of pulmonary cardiac arrest. Born Irwin Mazursky in 1930, he'd go on to be nominated for five Oscars. After getting his start as an actor, Mazursky eventually became known best for writing and directing films that deftly captured contemporary life at the end of the 1960s... More »
"Man is born to die. His works are short-lived. Buildings crumble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes. But Katahdin in all its glory, forever shall remain the mountain of the people of Maine." - Percival Baxter Named Mount Katahdin, meaning...Show More Summary
Recommended reading: “One of the drillers fell to his knees. Some sobbed, in the way men do when their mothers die, or when their sons are born.” An exceptional and deeply moving long-form essay in the New Yorker recounting the 69 days spent underground by the famed ’33? Chilean miners buried in the 2010 accident at Copiapó.
Lovely Lana Del Rey! Is it even possible to get enough of her?! The 28-year-old Born To Die singer graced Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Saturday at the legendary music festival, and the crowd got what they came for! Wearing an appropriate tie dye print dress, LDR sang all of her hits in her set that lasted just [...]
Adolf Hitler was a man of great evil he was also a man of great wealth. The Nazi dictator was a man who was born poor but died rich – filthy rich. Like a lot of men with a lot of money, Hitler’s enormous wealth was gained at the expense of others. While the world
Frostie the baby Snow Goat, who was born with a life-threatening infection that forced him to use two wheels for his back legs, has died. He lived a good life as a goat, a goat who was also part wheelchair. Read more...
Lana Del Rey is back and with a change in musical direction. Unlike her gilded and sparkly Born To Die days in 2012, the ethereal pop princess explores drugs, abusive boyfriends, violence (amongst other pretty dark subjects) in her just-released third attempt, Ultraviolence. Our own Mike Wass raved about the 15-song-long release, saying “Lana Del... More »