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Massachusetts students visit their new senator, John F. Kennedy, whom many women consider the most eligible—and least justifiable—bachelor in the US. Photo courtesy Ollie Atkins.
A Very Eligible Politician

It was unusual for the Post to run a feature article on a senator, particularly one as young and inexperienced as John F. Kennedy. ... More

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Kennedy on the Campaign Trail

It’s hard to remember that John F. Kennedy faced serious obstacles in his bid for the presidency. Don't miss part two of our series "Reconstructing... More

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Rethinking Kennedy’s Camelot

In the years following the death of President Kennedy, many people often spoke of his presidency as an idyllic time. They dubbed those pre-assassination days... More

Gershwin composing "Rhapsody in Blue" in an illustrated for the John Hancock insurance company in 1958.
The Birth of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

On the 90th anniversary of Gershwin's masterpiece, it’s hard to believe that it was created so haphazardly–composed in one month, not even complete, with just... More

The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964. Source: United Press International, photographer unknown
Why Early Critics Hated the Beatles

With an unusual sound, seemingly unearned fame, and abnormally long hair, the Beatles represented everything that critics hated about the entire rock 'n' roll genre.... More

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