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Review: Elaine de Kooning Comes to the National Portrait Gallery

To American abstract portraitist Elaine de Kooning, John F. Kennedy sometimes radiated warmth and tones of deep, genial orange. At other times, he radiated fleeting emerald and yellow in a mass of movements that bespeak an energetic, restless man. 567 more words

D.C. Arts And Music

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 150th Anniversary of one of the saddest days in American history.

The previous evening, April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth had shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head, mortally wounding him. 277 more words

U.S. Presidents

Stephen King’s ‘11/22/63’ Series on Hulu Names Initial Director, Additional Cast

Hulu original series “11/22/63,” from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot based on Stephen King’s best-selling time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination, has signed Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play”) to direct and exec produce the first two of the nine-episode event series. 251 more words

News

Age of Innocence - 1963, End of the Railways and The French Language

In the United Kingdom 1963 was a bad year for railways and the Beeching report in March proposed that out of Britain’s then twenty-nine thousand kilometres of railway, nearly ten thousand of mostly rural branch and cross-country lines should be closed. 773 more words

History

John F. Kennedy on what makes countries great.

“Above all, we must both demonstrate and develop the affirmative power of the democratic ideal – remembering always that nations are great, not for what they are against, but what they are… 17 more words

Odds And Ends

Marco Rubio may loathe his elders, but a wiser Hillary Clinton is embracing hers

A personal conundrum has emerged among early candidates in the 2016 US presidential election—to rebel against your elders? For Republican Marco Rubio, the answer is yes. 605 more words

Marco Rubio may loathe his elders, but a wiser Hillary Clinton is embracing hers

A personal conundrum has emerged among early candidates in the 2016 US presidential election—to rebel against your elders? For Republican Marco Rubio, the answer is yes. 500 more words