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How an Unfinished Portrait of Washington Ended Up on the Dollar Bill Under the rafters of a Philadelphia barn-turned-art studio in 1796, two men …

99% Invisible In 1992, the Baltimore Orioles opened their baseball season at a brand new stadium called Oriole Park at Camden Yards, right along …

What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News Did the Associated Press, the venerable American agency that is …

Who’s Behind Newsweek? Two days after Barack Obama won reelection, I met a young Chinese woman, whom I will call Anne, in the basement …

Roger Moore, suave actor who held James Bond role the longest, dies at 89 In a career that seemed impervious to critical drubbing, Roger …

Spinal Tap vs. Hollywood For years, Harry Shearer, one of the creators of the comedy classic This Is Spinal Tap, received royalty checks for …

How Don Diva Became the Magazine for Prisoners and Those Who Follow Them In traditional crime reporting, the inside details come from the authorities. …

The Brazilian Soccer Jersey Seen Round the World  Soccer came to Brazil in the late 19th century. It was first a game of the elites …

Can Anyone Repair National Lampoon’s Devastated Brand? When Alan Donnes, the first of the last three leaders of National Lampoon not to be sentenced …

How Anna Nicole Smith Became America’s Punchline How does a woman turn from a mortal to an icon overnight? Think of Pamela Anderson, in …