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When Duke Ellington debuted his provocative jazz suite “Black, Brown and Beige,” Carnegie Hall had never heard anything like it.
Most people know about Jackie Robinson in baseball, but it took an Asian-American from Utah to disrupt the world of basketball.
Today, when people in politics are likely to say any ol’ thing and get away with it, back in 1976 this kind of cavalier came with consequences.
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie had already co-created a genre of jazz. That night at Carnegie Hall, the bebop great was about to do it again.
Meet the Swiss nurse who helped hundreds of Spanish and Jewish refugees give birth in a French château.
The partnership between August “Cap” Coleman and Franklin Paul Rodgers is a milestone in tattoo history.
A powerful federal bureaucrat for decades, Thomas H. MacDonald shaped America’s highways.
How J. Edgar Hoover’s legacy shapes the modern FBI debate.
Meet J.G.B. Siegert, the Prussian military man who stumbled upon what became mixologists’ must-have ingredient.
Forty years after his death, John Cazale remains a giant to his fellow actors — and virtually unknown to everyone else.
A rivalry between actors — one English, one American — turned into a deadly class riot that rocked 19th century New York.
A former SS scientist may have been set to destroy the Bolivian coca crop with his secret bioweapon — until he got whacked.