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Stanley Kubrick to Italian Censor Board

February 5, 2017 13:35

On September 30th, 1988, a full year after controversially being classified VM18 by Italian authorities, Full Metal Jacket was reclassified and given a VM14 rating in Italy.....

John Martin to Charles Bukowski

January 5, 2017 08:15

In 1969, publisher John Martin offered to pay Charles Bukowski $100 each and every month for the rest of his life, on one condition.....

Spike Milligan to a Fan

December 5, 2016 07:08

In February of 1977, a disgruntled fan named Stephen Gard wrote to legendary comedian Spike Milligan with a number of complaints about his recently published, autobiographical account of World War II, Monty

Winston Churchill to The Times

November 5, 2016 07:23

In 1919, with the UK suffering at the hands of a severe drought, the Duke of Rutland wrote a letter to The Times in which he urged the general public to pray for rain

Luz Long to Jesse Owens

October 5, 2016 06:11

To win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games is astonishing enough; however, to do so as a black person in 1936.....

Hunter S. Thompson to his Friend

August 5, 2016 20:34

The inimitable Hunter S. Thompson was just 20 years of age and still in the U.S. Air Force when, in April of 1958, he .........

Albert Einstein to Erik Gutkind

July 5, 2016 20:34

In January of 1954, just a year before his death, Albert Einstein wrote the following letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind after reading his book, Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt

Charlotte Bronte to Emily's Publisher

June 5, 2016 21:14

Born 200 years ago today, Charlotte Brontë was the eldest of the Brontë sisters, three siblings whose novels—Charlotte’s Jane Eyre,

Mark Twain to His Daughter

May 5, 2016 22:12

During Christmas in the 1870s, when he wasn't sending horse-led sleighs piled high with food and toys to his less ......

Gandhi to Jamnalal Bajaj

May 30, 2013 14:57

Jamnalal Bajaj was an industrialist, a philanthropist, as well as a freedom fighter. He was also a close associate and follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji used to call Jamnalal his 'fifth son.'

Admiral Nelson's to Lady Hamilton

May 16, 2013 16:15

Nelson, who died at the naval battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, was one of the most successful and famous of British fleet commanders.

Why the BJP was decimated

May 9, 2013 16:44

The voters of Karnataka have delivered a decisive mandate against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state. The Congress party looks all set to occupy the regal portals of the Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of state legislature in Karnataka.

Albert Einstein to Eric Gutkind

May 9, 2013 16:36

In January of 1954, just a year before his death, Albert Einstein wrote the following letter to philosopher Eric Gutkind after reading his book, "Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt," and made known his views on religion.

Robert Pirosh to Hollywood

May 2, 2013 16:03

When copywriter Robert Pirosh landed in Hollywood in 1934, eager to become a screenwriter, he wrote and sent the following letter to all the directors, producers, and studio executives he could think of. The approach worked, and after securing three interviews he took a job as a junior writer with MGM.

Kurt Vonnegut to Charles McCarthy

April 25, 2013 16:46

In October of 1973, Bruce Severy — a 26-year-old English teacher at Drake High School, North Dakota — decided to use Kurt Vonnegut's novel, 'Slaughterhouse-Five', as a teaching aid in his classroom.


Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017