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  1. Looking Back: Diana, America's Favorite Princess


    The Washington Post, in her obituary, called her "the most photographed woman in the world." She was loved in England for saying, after her divorce from Prince Charles, "I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts." Americans loved her for her work with charitable causes supporting victims of AIDS and landmines. Aug. 31 …

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day.

(AP Photo)
  2. August marks the deaths of both Elvis and Princess Diana

    Music & Concerts

    I was in a restroom at a Palm Harbor pizza shop last weekend, with Elvis.

    Princess Diana and Prince Charles, pictured in 1990, are featured in tons of new TV specials this year marking the 20th anniversary 
of Diana’s death.
  3. Neil deGrasse Tyson's life advice for experiencing the solar eclipse


    NEW YORK — Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear at the Straz Center in Tampa this fall. [Patrick Eccelsine/FOX]
  4. Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair hospitalized with 'tough medical issues,' rep asks for prayers


    WWE wrestling legend Ric "Nature Boy" Flair was hospitalized over the weekend with "tough medical issues," according to what a member of his management team posted on Twitter.

    Ric Flair photographed in 2009. [Getty]
  5. Looking Back: Epcot Center, Welcome to the 21st Century (Oct. 2, 1982)

    Pop Culture

    "Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls. All of us at Epcot Center are glad to have you as our guests today. We welcome you and hope your find your day with us to be a most enjoyable one.

    With a flourish of brass Walt Disney Productions formally opened its $1-billion Epcot Center.

TIMES | Fred Victorin

  6. Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in N.J. motel


    Sinead O'Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a rambling Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.

    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy in 2014. [Associated Press]
  7. After 8 years, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are calling it quits


    LOS ANGELES — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood's most popular power couples.

    Anna Faris and Chris Pratt at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on April 19. [Photo by Jesse Grant | Getty Images for Disney]
  8. Looking Back: Epcot Center, If Walt Disney can dream it, Imagineers can do it (June 13, 1982)

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    As the Disney powers that be continue to stray from Uncle Walt's original vision, (fans of The Maelstrom know what I'm talking about...), here's part two of a three-part series of stories on the construction and grand opening of Walt Disney's Epcot Center. A full year after construction started there was a discussion of …

    Construction continues on Walt Disney World's Epcot Center at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 

TIMES | Fred Victorin

  9. Playwright, actor Sam Shepard dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73


    Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73.

    This image released by Netflix shows Sam Shepard from the original series, "Bloodline."  Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky.  He was 73.  [Saeed Ayani | Netflix via AP]
  10. Text for happiness, or cactus, and get art back

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    Can you trade a peach for a Picasso? The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has given you the chance to try.

    An invitation to text the number 572-51 with the phrase “send me” followed by a word or an emoji has creatively connected people and art.
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