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PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

One video and one strange dance later, and PSY, a South Korean rapper and singer, is out breaking YouTube and making millions. PSY has been making music for Korean audiences for 12 years, but his sudden rise to fame in the international market has come to a complete shock to […]

 
 

The Road That Led to the Playboy Mansion

The Road That Led to the Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner married Mildred Williams in June 1949. It’s hard to imagine the magazine mogul—who has admittedly had sex with thousands of women, most of whom are a fraction of his age—marrying his high school sweetheart. But that’s what regular guys did back then, and Hefner was definitely a regular […]

 
 

Hitler’s Rise: The Wrong Person at the Right Time

Hitler’s Rise: The Wrong Person at the Right Time

By Catherine Thorbecke Adolf Hitler, the brutal totalitarian dictator whose name is still synonymous with terror even generations after his death, was once looked at as a saviour to the German people. In 1939 he was TIME magazine’s “Man of the Year” and reached a level of world-wide fame never […]

 
 

The Iconic Life of Princess Diana

The Iconic Life of Princess Diana

While the August sun shone over London, the mood of the city was desolate, nowhere more so than Kensington Palace. Thousands of lilies and tulips lined the gates while people of all ages waited patiently on line to pay their respects. Parents sobbed as children hung their drawings next to […]

 
 

Gangnam Style Takes America

Gangnam Style Takes America

Hair slicked back and wearing a tacky light blue suit, Psy galloped his way to become an international sensation. Since the release of his hit single, “Gangnam Style,” in July 2012, the South Korean rapper, Psy has taught Britney Spears how to dance, performed for President Barack Obama and broke […]

 
 

The Rise of St. Angelina

The Rise of St. Angelina

BY DANIELLE STROLIA She’s one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses. And she’s talented too, with an Academy Award and three Golden Globes to her name. But she’s arguably better known for her personal life: humanitarian, mother of six, wife of People’s two-time “Sexiest Man Alive” winner and fellow Hollywood star. […]

 
 

The Reel Life of Citizen Welles

Intimidating and fascinating, Orson Welles captured audiences merely with his powerful presence.

On October 30, 1938, a twenty-three-year-old actor convinced thousands of otherwise-rational Americans that the end of the world as they knew it was approaching. An apparent news report, narrated with convincing gravitas by a young man with a booming baritone voice, said that aliens from Mars were annihilating United States […]

 
 

From Mrs. JFK to Jackie O

From Mrs. JFK to Jackie O

Jackie Kennedy, standing stunned in a blood-stained, pink Chanel suit as she watched Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn into the presidency, created an indelible image in  American history.  The designer suit became both a haunting reminder of President Kennedy’s assassination as well as an instant emblem of the First Lady […]

 
 

Kurt Cobain’s Troubled Rise to Fame

Kurt Cobain’s Troubled Rise to Fame

Hunched over an acoustic guitar, Kurt Cobain delivers a haunting rendition of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” into a microphone inches from his face. Cameras surround him but the performer never looks directly at them or the audience. Instead, his gaze is always directed at some distant horizon. 

 
 

Walter Payton: Chicago’s Enduring Football Legend

Walter Payton: Chicago’s Enduring Football Legend

When The Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears played in Chicago on November 20th 1977, Walter Payton, the Bear’s running back, was sick with the flu. But that didn’t stop him from scoring the game’s first touchdown, leading his team to a win, and breaking  O.J. Simpson’s NFL single-game record […]