Category: Newspapers

Edvard Munch: His Trademark Is Very Primal

Born today was Edvard Munch. His painting “The Scream” is the weirdest,  you thunk? Wherefore the scream? This may sound absurd, He was stumped by the New York Times Thursday crossword.

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Paragon of First Ladies

Born today was Eleanor Roosevelt To parents with glamour and gelt. A complement to FDR. Some say the best First Lady by far. Pearls of wit and wisdom from ER: 1. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” 2. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” 3. “It is no fair to... Read more »

Al Capp: Comic Genius with a Dark Side

Today’s birthday? Al Capp’s. You may have heard of him perhaps. He drew Li’l Abner who lived at his Pap’s With Daisy Mae Scragg, his marital match, And Sadie Hawkins who was looking for a catch, And the dark -clouded Btfsplk in Li’l Dogpatch. “Although the dark side wasn’t their primary focus—Schumacher and Kitchen were adamant about... Read more »

Thomas Nast: The Father of the Modern Political Cartoon

Born today was Thomas Nast, Political cartoonist in the distant past. A donkey and elephant through his eyes we see That  symbolize the Democrats and the  GOP.     ” Cartoonist Thomas  Nast is  credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol  of the Democratic  Party.   It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper’s Weekly   in 1870, and was supposed to represent an... Read more »

Ernie Pyle: Famed Reporter Embedded With the Troops in WWII

Born today was Ernie Pyle Who covered the war on an Orient isle. He wrote of the struggles of the grunts on the ground;* On Okinawa his gravestone is found.** *His dispatches were carried by over 300 newspapers. **He was killed by a Japanese machine gunner on Ie Shima, an island off Okinawa on April... Read more »

William Randolph Hearst: Controversial Mogul of the Press

Born today William Randolph Hearst. Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, Whose rise to fame and power was curst By Rosebud  tracks down memory lane.