Thursday, November 27, 2014


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The One and Only Bruce Lee

The One and Only Bruce Lee


Bruce Lee had a short life – he was just 32 when he died in 1973 – but what he accomplished in those 32 years is stunning, more than many do in a long lifetime. His great skill at martial arts led to his movie career, and he made several martial arts films that are now legendary, both for their exhilarating fight scenes and for the way he opened doors for other Asian-American actors to play serious and realistic roles. But Lee's groundbreaking acting career was just one of his accomplishments. He also was a respected teacher of martial arts who created a new martial arts discipline, Jeet Kune Do, and developed a compelling personal philosophy to accompany it. His legacy continued after his death with his son, Brandon Lee, also an actor and martial artist who died tragically young. Bruce Lee was born Nov. 27, 1940, we're remembering some of his greatest scenes and learning more about his life.

Michael Crichton's Lost World

Michael Crichton's Lost World


Michael Crichton died over six years ago, but the recently released trailer for "Jurassic World" has put his name and legacy as an artist back in the spotlight. Crichton wrote the original novel behind the "Jurassic" franchise, as well as dozens of other books that have sold more than 200 million copies to date. He also was the force behind works as diverse as "The Andromeda Strain," "Disclosure" and the wildly popular TV medical drama "ER." See what others on the Internet are saying now about Crichton's life and diverse career and then view and sign his Guest Book.

Jim DeRogatis Remembers Nick Drake

Jim DeRogatis Remembers Nick Drake


Musician Nick Drake was not fully appreciated during his lifetime. The English singer and guitarist – only 26 when he died Nov. 25, 1974, of a drug overdose that may or may have not been intentional – recorded three studio albums between 1969 and 1972: Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. None sold more than 10,000 copies when originally released.

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