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John Wilkes Booth

Recognize The Famous Historical Figure In This Painting?

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

DALLAS — A Texas art museum announced Friday it had acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, the re...

6 Biggest Hoaxes In History

Edward Steers Jr. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Edward Steers Jr.

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed "history is a set of lies agreed upon." For those who look for the truth, it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science when they tell us what we want to hear.

Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated 148 Years Ago Today

Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Nearly a century and a half after he was assassinated, President Abraham Lincoln's achievements continue to be remembered. Sunday marks 148 years s...

John Wilkes Booth Exclusive

Jon Hayman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Jon Hayman

I had a chance to catch up with John Wilkes Booth in his dressing room in the afterlife to get his reaction to the Tom Hanks-hosted program Killing Lincoln.

Another Republican Endorses Slavery

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

A Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has a history of writing in support of slavery and the Confederacy, along with comparing ...

WATCH: Conan Visits Abe Lincoln Museum

Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that before he was the star of a Daniel Day-Lewis/Steven Spielberg movie, and well before he was a vampire hunter, Abraham Lincoln was ac...

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Lincoln Museum

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Springfield, Ill.'s Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library this week pulled controversial John Wilkes Booth bobblehead dolls from their gift shop shelves ...

John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead Dolls Pulled From Gettysburg Gift Store

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Weird News

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale at the Gettysburg National Milita...

Guns and Poses

George Heymont | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent Bay Area productions placed guns in the hands of their actors. While the weapons they used may have shot blanks, their playwrights did not.

Movie Review: The Conspirator

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As he did with Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford uses The Conspirator to construct a conscience-pricking drama that tells one story while commenting (no...

Gloves Stained With Lincoln's Blood Going On Display In Springfield

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

In President Abraham Lincoln's left pocket, on the fateful night of April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater, was a pristine pair of white kid-leather gloves....

Did A Sibling Rivalry Kill Abraham Lincoln?

Nora Titone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nora Titone

The killer's passionate devotion to the South was undeniable, but his singular family history, and the years he spent contending with his brother's greatness, presented other keys to his character.

Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to "Honor" Lincoln and King?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

There's a sad irony in all of these people at the podium, with their supporters, celebrating their worship of guns while invoking the legacies of two great Americans whose magnificent lives were cruelly cut short by bullets.

Lincoln: The Great Decapitator

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

And you thought Abraham Lincoln went to war to save the Union from collapse and free the slaves. Apparently not. The Civil War was fought to save the Union from VAMPIRES.