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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': BB8 is real, Jakku is not Tatooine and more need-to-know information

The Star Wars Celebration "Force Awakens" panel was rife with new information about the movie for fans. Director J.J. Abrams, executive producer Kathleen Kennedy, new stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac and returning faces...Show More Summary

We Watched The New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer With A Few Thousands Friends And Then Basically Died

J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and leads Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher take the stage at Star Wars: Celebration to talk "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Dan Farrell, 84, photographer who captured funeral salute by JFK’s son

Dan Farrell, whose photograph of a young John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting during the 1963 funeral ceremonies for his slain father became one of the most memorable images surrounding the Kennedy assassination, died April 13 at a hospital in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 84. Read full article >>

Marco Rubio: a young man with an old idea

When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, claiming to represent a new generation of leadership, my maternal grandmother, Catherine Murray, was an old lady. (At least that’s how I saw her; at 52, she was younger than I am now.)

It’s Come To This: Republican Wins JFK ‘Courage’ Prize For Believing Science

So here’s how bad our political world has gotten: The 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award is former South Carolina congressman Bob Inglis, who won the award for being an actual Republican who’s willing to say in public that climate change is real and caused by human activity. Show More Summary

Ex-Daily News photographer Dan Farrell dies at 84

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Dan Farrell, the Daily News photographer who captured the iconic image of a young John F.Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin, has died.

Republican Wins Award For Believing In Climate Change

Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis just won the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his "political courage" on the issue of climate change. The post Republican Wins Award For Believing In Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Of Space, Race and Transcendence

“Swan Lake” The Washington Ballet and Evermay Chamber Orchestra Eisenhower Theater The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 9 & 11 (evening), 2015 by George Jackson © 2015 by George Jackson These performances...Show More Summary

Comfort Food

New York City Ballet “Serenade,” “Agon,” “Symphony in C” Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. April 7, 2015 by Ashley McKean copyright ©2015 by Ashley McKean Balanchine’s “Symphony in C” isShow More Summary

Campaign 2008: What's to Laugh At?

There's precious little wit in American politics today. Instead, the candidates are preoccupied with deadly serious platitudes. Oh for the days of those hilarious John Kennedy bon mots, or the cleverness of Abe Lincoln.

The Supreme Rivalry That Runs America

The power struggle between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy might have more say in this summer’s same-sex marriage vote than you think.

Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC – “I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman Library.

And Now the Future

“Symphonic Dances”, “Pictures at an Exhibition”, “This Bitter Earth” and “Everywhere We Go” The New York City Ballet Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC April 8, 2015 by George Jackson copyright...Show More Summary

Eddie Murphy Tapped For Mark Twain American Humor Prize

In a room of comedy legends and more at Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in February, he was the star attraction. Now the man who brought Axel Foley and some much more to life is being honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Show More Summary

Eddie Murphy to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present its annual Mark Twain Prize to Eddie Murphy.

The Trillion-Dollar Question: Will the War on Terror Ever End?

Micah Zenko Defense, Middle East A war without end?  Last night, Director of Central Intelligence John Brennanparticipated in a question-and-answer session at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. The first thirty-seven minutes...Show More Summary

Judy Garland Sang JFK to Bed at Night

An excerpt from Joan Kramer and David Heeley’s book In the Company of Legends reveals that President John F. Kennedy made the iconic star of The Wizard of Oz serenade him weekly.

History's Lesser Known U.S. Presidential Assassinations Were Utterly Gruesome

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President James A. GarfieldWhile the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln have been well covered in media presentations, the deaths of James A. Garfield and William McKinley, the 20th and 25th presidents respectively, have not been as widely featured. Show More Summary

The Pointers Eleanor Roosevelt Gave to JFK After His First Televised Debate With Nixon

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In these notes, Eleanor Roosevelt gave John F. Kennedy feedback on his performance in the first televised presidential debate, held on Sept. Show More Summary

IN THE BROWN DAILY HERALD, A VOICE OF STUDENT SANITY: Playing it safe — too safe. At the 1962 …

IN THE BROWN DAILY HERALD, A VOICE OF STUDENT SANITY: Playing it safe — too safe. At the 1962 Yale commencement, President John F. Kennedy said, “Too often … we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” He could have spoken those words with equal accuracy today. Many students seem to avoid […]

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