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Knighthood

Knighthood for Shakespeare

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

April 23 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare. On his birthday, I call for a posthumous knighthood for the flower of the English language.

Becoming Sir Paul

Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

March 11 marks the 16th anniversary of Paul McCartney receiving his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. McCartney was knighted for his "services to mu...

Disgraced Bank's Ex-CEO Stripped Of Knighthood

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Britain took the rare step of stripping former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin of his knighthoo...

Apple's Design Chief Receives Major Honor

Posted 12.30.2011 | Technology

iPhone. iPad. iKnight. Jonathan Ive, Apple's head of design, has been honored with a knighthood in the United Kingdom. Per BBC News, Ive, a nati...

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

French Tweets Lead To Knighthood

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A University of South Carolina professor who encourages her students to use Twitter in French class will be getting honorary knighth...

A Nobel Prize for IVF Pioneer Dr. Robert Edwards? Dynamite!

Beth Kohl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Kohl

Thirty-two years after the birth of Louise Brown, the first test tube baby, Dr. Robert Edwards -- the man who pioneered in vitro fertilization -- was finally awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Sir Salman Rushdie on the So-Called-Mosque Debate: "This Stuff Is Stupid"

Michael Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Ames

"I am not a fan of burning books, and I have some experience in this," he said. "We cannot burn books, no matter how much you dislike the book. I would not, for instance, burn the books of Dan Brown."

A Medieval Solution for a Medieval Screw-up

William Dietrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Dietrich

We need an order of knightly business people today, an outside organization in our democratic capitalist system which has credibility, morality, and higher purpose.

Ted Kennedy To Receive Honorary British Knighthood

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Veteran US senator Ted Kennedy, 77, is to be awarded an honorary knighthood. The Queen has agreed the honour for the brother of former US president J...