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Edgar Ray Killen Interview; 'Mississippi Burning' Inspiration Refuses to Confess to Triple Homicide

The man behind the real-life story of "Mississippi Burning" has opened up for the first time since 2005 but refused to confess to the triple murder that sparked national outrage.

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

Edgar Ray Killen gave his first interview since his 2005 conviction, 41 years to the day after three civil-rights workers were killed.

'Mississippi Burning' Convict Won't Confess

Edgar Ray Killen has granted his first interview since being imprisoned in 2005 for the killing of three young civil rights workers 50 years ago, but he still refuses to discuss the events of 1964, much less confess. The 89-year-old, speaking to the AP inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary, says...

Sundance 2015: Edgar Wright, Cary Fukunaga & Jonathan Nolan Among Fest’s Jury Members

Just over a month after all the action kicks off in Park City, the Sundance Film Festival announced today that directors Edgar Wright and Cary Fukunaga plus Person of Interest co-creator Jonathan Nolan will be among the jury members....Show More Summary

Edgar Peters Bowron to retire from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, after nearly 20 years

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Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced the retirement of Edgar Peters Bowron, the Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art, at the end of this year. During 18 years at the Museum, Dr. Bowron has overseen the prestigious John A. Show More Summary

Inside Seguine Mansion, Staten Island's Eccentric Historic Home

    There are 19 residential caretakers for New York City's historic homes, the preserved museums that show how past New Yorkers lived, like Edgar Allen Poe or an early-20th century family. These caretakers seemingly have it all, living in grand homes free of charge. Show More Summary

Here We Are Again: Kukla, Fran and Ollie

As I've mentioned often, I love Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (and Mortimer Snerd). The only other that equals them for me is Burr Tillstrom and Kukla, Fran and Ollie. I've tried to find video of the Kuklapolitan Players online, and there is some, but unfortunately none of it does the show justice. Show More Summary

Listening to Serial? Remember the West Memphis Three.

On Saturday I invited Serial listeners to recall the Edgar Smith case. Smith got away, literally, with murder. He did it by convincing the media and the public (and to a lesser degree the courts) that he was innocent man, falsely convicted of brutally killing a teenage girl. After he was released he attempted another […]

The 5 Men Who May Direct Star Trek 3

There has been a lot of chatter over who will be directing Star Trek 3 after Robert Orci stepped down. While Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes wasn't shy about his desire to direct the new Star Trek film, for quite a while Edgar Wright was leading the pack of directors on the shortlist to helm the third film. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: A Cotton Office in New Orleans

A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas, 1873via Wikipedia Delayed during a trip to New Orleans, Degas decided to paint to pass the time. Circumstances led to this being one of his first sales to a museum. I've featured this painting before but I love it, and the story, every time I come across it.

Colorado gun group: Let marijuana users have concealed carry permits

Edgar Antillon, co-founder of Guns for Everyone in Westminster, Colorado, doesn't see why legal recreational and medical marijuana can't coexist with concealed carry permits, so he has filed a proposed ballot measure that would bring Colorado's gun laws in line with its marijuana laws. Show More Summary

Listening to Serial? Remember the Edgar Smith case.

I’m now four episodes into Serial, the hugely popular reality podcast from WBEZ and This American Life. In it reporter Sarah Koenig episodically tugs together many loose ends around the murder of Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore teenager, in 1999. The perp, said the cops and the proscecutor at the time, was former boyfriend Adnan […]

Official Synopsis for Marvel’s 'Ant-Man'

Avengers: Age of Ultron is unquestionably Marvel’s big event next summer but they are also releasing a film that has been a long time in the making: Ant-Man. Originally directed by Edgar Wright, Ant-Man has been the subject of controversy since Wright departed the project and Peyton Reed assumed the director’s mantle. Show More Summary

‘Ant-Man': Synopsis Update And Full Cast With Character Names

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel‘s Ant-Man, the prospect of keeping the production on schedule seemed improbable; what, with the film looking for another director to fill Wright’s shoes, compounded by the rumors that changes had been made to the original script (apparently the straw that broke the camels back and finalised Wright’s decision to “part ways” with Marvel). It just […]

This Beloved Star Trek Veteran Is Lobbying Hard To Direct Star Trek 3

Now that Robert Orci has officially bowed out of directing Star Trek 3, there is a great deal of speculation in the air regarding who will be directing instead. Though Edgar Wright has been said to be on the shortlist of directors, Twitter...Show More Summary

Simon Pegg Is Going To Play The Devil, Get The Details

The one and only Simon Pegg has been signed on to play the ultimate villain, the Devil, in a new horror-comedy, The Gathering. The film, already star-studded with the likes of Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allen Poe, David Naughton as H.P.Show More Summary

ResQte Of The Week 3: Ohana

This video from Edgar’s Mission is paws-itively amazing. Thanks to Kyle B. for sending, eh? Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Edgars Mission, kittehs, ResQte Of The Week

Keeping America Safe for Democracy

J. Edgar Hoover, Modern Knight Errant Houghton Comfort 1959 Submitter: I’m happy to say that this book is no longer in our academic library, though it is in other public and academic libraries according to WorldCat.  It almost reads as though it is supposed to be a juvenile book, but it was in our main […]

Newswire: Edgar Ramirez is Jennifer Lawrence’s husband (in new David O. Russell film)

First she gets a hit single, now she gets a husband. It’s been a great couple of weeks for Jennifer Lawrence scoring things that start with “h,” as The Hollywood Reporter announces that Edgar Ramirez is in final negotiations to play her husband in Joy, David O. Show More Summary

Edgar Ramirez Will Star As Jennifer Lawrence's On-Screen Husband In ‘Joy'

It’ll be a “Silver Linings Playbook” reunion next Christmas, as Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro are set to star in David O. Russell’s “Joy.” But some new blood has also been cast in the form of Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez. Lawrence...Show More Summary

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