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April 4, 2013
nedhepburn:

Roger Ebert, dead at 70. 

:( He seemed so optimistic just a couple of days ago.

nedhepburn:

Roger Ebert, dead at 70

:( He seemed so optimistic just a couple of days ago.

15:40 // 1 year ago
May 17, 2012
washingtonpoststyle:

Today’s Style section. 
Chuck Brown (1936-2012).
The obituary | His impact | The reaction | Video
Illustration by Marc Burckhardt

One of D.C.’s greatest homegrown musical figures, Chuck Brown, died Wednesday. Here’s the Post’s coverage on the guy, who was still an active musician in the region well into 2012.

washingtonpoststyle:

Today’s Style section. 

Chuck Brown (1936-2012).

The obituary | His impact | The reaction | Video

Illustration by Marc Burckhardt

One of D.C.’s greatest homegrown musical figures, Chuck Brown, died Wednesday. Here’s the Post’s coverage on the guy, who was still an active musician in the region well into 2012.

10:27 // 1 year ago
May 10, 2012
pbsthisdayinhistory:

May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela Becomes President of South Africa
On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. Mandela had spent 27 years imprisoned for working in the anti-apartheid movement. FRONTLINE’s “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” site takes an inside look at his childhood, revolutionary years, imprisonment, and personal life.

The journey of one of the world’s great elder statesmen.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela Becomes President of South Africa

On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. Mandela had spent 27 years imprisoned for working in the anti-apartheid movement.

FRONTLINE’s “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela” site takes an inside look at his childhood, revolutionary years, imprisonment, and personal life.

The journey of one of the world’s great elder statesmen.

(via npr)

11:28 // 1 year ago
December 2, 2011
Need to hire a nerd king? Cmdrtaco, the founder of Slashdot, is on the market.

Need to hire a nerd king? Cmdrtaco, the founder of Slashdot, is on the market.

17:18 // 2 years ago
September 21, 2011
They flew the plane in, but we caused it. We were bombing them, and they told us to stop.
Tony Bennett • Discussing September 11, 2001 with Howard Stern on Monday night. As you might guess, the legendary singer regretted saying this after the fact, because it drew a ton of controversy. “There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country,” he said in a statement released Tuesday night. “My life experiences — ranging from the Battle of the Bulge (in World War II) to marching with Martin Luther King — made me a lifelong humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and that war is the lowest form of human behavior.” So, in other words … he stands behind his basic point (violence begets violence), but admits he worded it really poorly. Check. source (viafollow)
10:04 // 2 years ago
August 24, 2011
13:52 // 2 years ago
June 18, 2011
soupsoup:

Clarence Clemons dies from complications following stroke.

This is the saddest news of the entire week. You will be missed, sax man.

soupsoup:

This is the saddest news of the entire week. You will be missed, sax man.

20:36 // 2 years ago
March 23, 2011
9:34 // 3 years ago
October 5, 2010
Forgotten legacy: Edward R. Murrow High School cuts TV budget: First rule of Edward R. Murrow High School: Don’t shut down the TV studios. Second rule: Don’t break the first rule. Oh crap. source

Forgotten legacy: Edward R. Murrow High School cuts TV budget: First rule of Edward R. Murrow High School: Don’t shut down the TV studios. Second rule: Don’t break the first rule. Oh crap. source

12:45 // 3 years ago