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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

3 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

3 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

10 months agoGenres / 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

10 months agoSports : 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

11 months agoNews : 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

11 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

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

Will Vanilla Ice Cream Be the Downfall of the United States?

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 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination Continue In DC And New York

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 [...]

The Missing Links: The Starbucks Name Generator

last yearHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

John Wilkes Booth Loomis Has a Nice Ring to It

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 […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

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…

How Silicon Valley almost joined the Confederacy… and the Rand Paul speechwriter who probably wishes it had

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

The Mystery of Lincoln’s Assassin

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?

The Undying Conspiracy of John Wilkes Booth’s Body

last yearNews : NewsFeed

A few have maintained that Lincoln's assassin escaped capture and lived in exile in Texas

Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today and If He Were Still Alive He Wouldn’t Have Been a Republican

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary

Retracing John Wilkes Booth’s escape route

  The 150th anniversary of the start of one of the nation’s greatest manhunts began Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. That’s about when John Wilkes Booth dropped his smoking Derringer in the box where Abraham Lincoln slumped mortally wounded, leaped to the stage of Ford’s Theatre, staggered out the back door, grabbed the reins of his horse […]

Tracking John Wilkes Booth 150 Years After Lincoln’s Assassination

last yearArts : Hyperallergic

John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.

On The 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Death, See Him Like You've Never Seen Him Before

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, while taking in a performance of "The American Cousin" with his...Show More Summary

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