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Murdoch’s Tabloid Days Gets Played

Murdoch’s Tabloid Days Gets Played

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth — and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. “Ink” shows how Murdoch revolutionized British journalism at the end of the […]

Jane Lane (A Forgotten Heroine)

Jane Lane (A Forgotten Heroine)

Jane Lane (c. 1626 – 9 September 1689) was the daughter of a Staffordshire gentleman, a lady who would have led an unremarkable life and been totally lost to history had she not been caught up in the enterprise to smuggle Charles II abroad after he lost the Battle of Worcester. Jane was born around 1626, […]

Johnny Weissmuller Residence Haunted

Johnny Weissmuller Residence Haunted

In the 1920s and 30s Mediterranean Revival-style architecture became the rage in the United States, and Paul R. Williams designed homes in this faux historic style for many of his wealthy California clients. One of those clients was the Olympic swimming hero and movie character Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller (image 2). Williams’ design for the 8,700 […]

Mount Rushmore Chief Carver Honored

Mount Rushmore Chief Carver Honored

  The lead carver of Mount Rushmore who was responsible for refining the expressions on the faces of the monument’s four presidents was honored Saturday with a plaque that recognizes his work. Luigi Del Bianco was an Italian immigrant and stone carver whose job included the challenging tasks of sculpting Jefferson’s lips and Lincoln’s life-like […]

Rare White Giraffes catured on video by Rangers in Kenya

Rare White Giraffes catured on video by Rangers in Kenya

  A conservation group in Kenya shared video of two ultra-rare giraffes with white coloration caused by a genetic abnormality. The Hirola Conservation Program posted a video to YouTube showing the two white giraffes, a mother and a baby, walking among some trees. The group said the video was filmed by rangers in northeastern Kenya. […]

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