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LOOK: Where To Meet Anti-Slavery Santa

Posted 12.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend you can meet Santa, who opposes slavery. Here's something you might not know (unless you read our article on the topic l...

Happy B'day To The Father Of The American Cartoon

Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of German-born American cartoonist, Thomas Nast. Considered to be the father of the American cartoon, the artist whose sharp wit...

The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

The story goes that in 1863 Thomas Nast's wife read him Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas."

The Invention of Santa Claus

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Louise Mirrer

The modern image of Santa Claus was invented in the 19th century by New Yorkers, as a secular myth meant to unite the city's diverse and growing population.