Four score and seventy-one years ago, there was an actor named John Wilkes Booth. If Timeless is to be believed, John was a sad hipster and a Sam Rockwell lookalike who talked in the same affectation-less accent as myriad struggling thespians in modern-day Los Angeles. Before assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, ... More »
Some of us are fans of alternative history. There is a whole genre of literature on what might have happened if something had happened that didn't. Some examples:What if John Wilkes booth had missed?What if the Nazis had won World War...Show More Summary
The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.
The story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth is a well-known tale from American History. What many people don’t know is
THIS MIGHT BE TOO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH TO BE AMUSING: BREAKING: FBI finds John Wilkes Booth "extremely careless" in discharge of firearm. — Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 5, 2016
Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?
Although Broadway star Michael Cerveris may be familiar to many for his fierce portrayals of Sondheim killers — John Wilkes Booth in Assassins and Sweeney Todd in the 2005 role of that musical — he has a long history with rock & roll, starting with David Bowie. "I loved Robert Plant,...
by Matt Baume When John Wilkes Booth, noted theater actor, killed Abraham Lincoln, "he truly believed he was trying to save the country," the actor playing him points out. "It reminds me very much of 'Make America great again.'" DAVID...Show More Summary
Episode No. 42 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast, featuring Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell and John Wilkes Booth, is now available for streaming and download.Filed under: News, UFC
As a person with some infamous ancestors in his family tree (ever hear of John Wilkes Booth? Yeah, he’s an uncle), Stephen Moore’s Big Idea for Graynelore speaks to me in several ways. Read on to discover why. STEPHEN MOORE: When I talk about a big idea in relation to Graynelore I find myself […]
During Saturday’s Stage 14 of the Tour de France, tour leader Chris Froome says a man threw a cup of urine at him. The modern-day John Wilkes Booth gave new meaning to the term “yellow jacket jersey” when he yelled “doper!” before tossing a cup of urine at Froome. Read more...
The leader of a Confederacy-worshiping organization is defending his group’s celebration of the the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, while complaining that assassin John Wilkes Booth “took too long” to accomplish his mission. Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News...
In 1864, Mary Surratt moved to Washington, D.C., and into 541 H Street, the townhouse her husband had left her when she died. Not long after, her son was introduced to John Wilkes Booth; soon the actor was a regular visitor at the house. The night Lincoln was shot, police showed up by 2 a.m., looking for Booth and his accomplices. Show More Summary
When someone buys vanilla ice cream, he's basically right there with John Wilkes Booth, helping him steady his aim at Abraham Lincoln's head.
Commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln—he was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D. C. the night of April 14, 1865, during a performance of Our American Cousin, and died at 7:22 a.m. the next day—continue both in Washington and New [...]
Take it from me, Corin Picksie, this What’s My Starbucks Name generator is entertaining. Have you ever heard the tale of, and seen, the supposed John Wilkes Booth mummy that toured America? It’s not every day that you see a graffiti...Show More Summary
Naming your kids after John Wilkes Booth. Now that takes some hate. Dozens of Lincoln’s enemies honoured his assassin in the same manner as the Devrees family. A quick search via the Federal census records on the Ancestry website reveals roughly a hundred American families who appear to have named children after Booth in the […]
Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…
Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln by Confederate thespian John Wilkes Booth. The New York Times and AP have posted their original stories on the assassination — the Times’ even features a digital replica of how the original article and newspaper looked to readers 150 years ago. Show More Summary
John Wilkes Booth was a fanatical Southerner, but he was neither stupid nor demonstrably crazy. So what turned the handsome, successful actor into America’s most famous murderer?