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There’s a statue of John Wilkes Booth’s brother in New York City — here’s why

Though his brother John is known for killing President Lincoln, Edwin Booth was a very different man. Here’s why there’s a massive statue of him in New York City’s Gramercy Park.Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Rush Limbaugh Compares 'Hamilton' Cast To John Wilkes Booth

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh compared the cast of “Hamilton” to John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed President Abraham Lincoln. At the end of last Friday’s performance, the cast of the hit Broadway musical called on vice-president-elect...Show More Summary

Chilling letter by Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth to be auctioned in New York

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A chilling letter by John Wilkes Booth penned just months before his assassination of President Lincoln will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday, November 22. Estimated to sell between $50,000-80,000, the letter is a highlight of the Rare Books & Autographs sale at Doyle. Show More Summary

John Andrist: Smile Because in Three Weeks It Will Be Over

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking According to most news reports I see and hear it is beginning to look like Donald Trump’s star is beginning to set. Hillary’s margin is growing, they say, in the key battleground states. That gives me no joy. As I wrote last week I bailed out. That too gives me no joy. And then, there...

John Andrist: None of the Above

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking I never would have believed this would or could happen to me. I bailed out of the presidential election this week. Me, the quintessential political junkie all of my long life. Show More Summary

Timeless Recap: History Repeats Itself

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 »

Evidence, Design, and Alternative Histories of Science

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

John Wilkes Booth's Accomplice

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.

The Man Who Couldn’t Save Lincoln

4 months agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

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 "e…

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

Buy Lincoln’s Hair—and His Assassin’s

6 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?

See Broadway Star Michael Cerveris' Country Video 'Pony Girl'

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,...

Do Presidential Assassins Have a Right to Be Happy? Inside Assassins at ACT Theatre

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

The last new gun that John Wilkes built to be offered at Gavin Gardiner Ltd's April sale

9 months agoArts : Artdaily

The last new gun that John Wilkes built, and remains in new and unfired condition, having been displayed in Wilkes premises at 79 Beak Street, London W1 for a number of years prior to Wilkes closure in 2003 will be offered in Gavin Gardiner...Show More Summary

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 42: Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell

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

The Big Idea: Stephen Moore

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

  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 […]

Man Throws Urine At Tour De France Leader Chris Froome

last yearSports : Deadspin

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...

League of South leader: John Wilkes Booth ‘took too long’ to assassinate ‘treasonous’ Lincoln

last yearNews : The Raw Story

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...

The Mary Surratt Boarding House in Washington, DC

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

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