Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more.more articles
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Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey hit the big time with his "HOPE" image, depicting Barack Obama. Before this, he was known mostly for the "OBEY" stickers, featuring Andre the Giant, but the "HOPE" image seemed to be everywhere in 2008. Sadly, it seems that the image was based on an Associated Press photo, so, naturally, the AP sued, leading to a debate over the limits of fair use. Either way, Fairey's image now hangs in the U.S. National Portrait Gallery.
Since I never finished writing "The Canterbury Tales," nobody knows who won the storytelling contest.
Previous answer: Bobby Bacala was a character on "The Sopranos."
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