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Christina Rossetti: A Smile and a Sigh

A Smile and a SighMay 1868A smile because the nights are short! And every morning brings such pleasure Of sweet love-making, harmless sport: Love, that makes and finds its …

Brewer's: Sardonic Smile, Grin, or Laughter

A smile of contempt: so used by Homer. “The Sardonic or Sardinian laugh. A laugh caused, it was supposed, by a plant growing in Sardinia, of which they who ate died laughing…

Bill Rassmussen

Bill RassmussenBorn: Oct. 15, 1932Radio-TV unemployed radio broadcaster who founded ESPN, the nation's first 24-hour all-sports cable-TV network, in 1978; bought out by Getty O…

Rupert Murdoch

Name at birth: Keith Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch inherited a small Australian newspaper in 1952 and aggressively turned it into one of the biggest media corporations in the world: the…

Alec Baldwin

Name at birth: Alexander Rae Baldwin IIIAlec Baldwin played Jack Donaghy, the craven and yet strangely likable TV network exec, on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Alec Baldwin started his …

Entertainment News from February 1997

Kenneth “Babyface” EdmondsArchive Photos1Bill Cosby performs a standup routine in West Palm Beach, Florida, his first since his son, Ennis, was murdered in January. He opened h…