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Weapons Used in Violent Incidents

Percentages of use of weapons in violent incidents in 2006/07 All violence Domestic Mugging Stranger Acquaintance Wounding Robbery Assault with minor injury…

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, established in 1980, annually honors an American fiction writer with a $15,000 prize. Three judges choose five finalists before …

Chrissie Hynde

One of the few female punk rockers to reach mainstream success, Chrissie Hynde is the longtime leader of the group The Pretenders. Hynde is a child of the '60s revolution: she was attending Kent State…

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence took his stand-up comedy act and turned it into the hit TV show Martin from 1992-1997. In addition to the title role, Lawrence portrayed several different characters. The success of …

Vicky Botwright

Vicky Botwright, a world-ranked pro in the racquet sport squash, made headlines when she announced plans to wear a bikini-style outfit while competing in the 2001 British Open. The "thong," as it bec…

Fatty Arbuckle

Name at birth: Roscoe Conkling ArbuckleFatty Arbuckle was one of the first great silent film comedians. He's especially remembered for his work with Mack Sennett's Keystone Kops. In 1921, at the peak …

Jack Paar

Jack Paar is best known for hosting the Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. He gained a reputation as a thinking man's talk show host, and also for a certain emotional sensitivity: in one famous 1960 inci…