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Aretha Franklin, a Pop Star Who Could Make You See God

“This is a song that a girl took away from me.” That’s Otis Redding onstage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival introducing “Respect,” which he’d …

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How Aretha Franklin Created “Respect”

“It’s still shocking to recall that her most distinctive rewrite, the addition of the ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T/ Find out what it means to me’ bridge was …

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The one thing that makes Queen Elizabeth different from other celebrities, according to the photographer who shot one of her most unique photos

• <b>Rankin, born John Rankin Waddell, has over 30 years of experience as a photographer.</b>• <b><br>The co-founder of Dazed + Confused magazine has shot covers for</b> …

25 Crazy Facts about the Kennedys You Never Knew

You’d think at this point, there’d be nothing new left to discover about the Kennedys, the Massachusetts clan that gave us one historic president …

Inside the Queen's secret attic

An attic space at Westminster Abbey in London, England, has been renovated and renamed the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries. It took five years and …

Meet the Waltons: The family story behind Walmart's staggering success

What began just over 50 years ago as Walton's, a single five and dime store, has morphed into the world's largest retailer. Walmart is now valued at …

10 recent royal weddings to remember

Modern-day royal love stories<p>Whether you think royal weddings are frivolous or fascinating, it's undeniable that they earn more than their share of …

The Geography of Oppression

Shooting from a helicopter, the artist LaToya Ruby Frazier documented how King’s assassination affected the physical structures of cities.<p>Editor’s Note: Read <i>The Atlantic</i>’s special coverage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.<p><i>Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, but his death</i> …

Who is Lady Louise Windsor: The Princess you need to know!

To this day, photos of the angelic blonde seated in a horse-drawn carriage next to her cousin Prince Harry still warms our heart.<p>The now 14-year-old …

The mysterious life of Kim Jong Un's wife, Ri Sol-ju

Few details are known about Ri Sol-ju, the woman who in 2012 was identified as the wife of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.<p>Ri is thought to be 28 …

Travel changed these 4 people. Then they changed the world.

WHEN I WAS A KID I saw travel as an opportunity for adventure and hedonism. It was a chance to try new things, to learn a bit about the world, to …

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16 Words the Royal Family Never Uses

Living like royalty is no easy task. Besides curtsies and fancy hats, the upper echelons of British society adopt a very specific vocabulary - a …

Top 5 thoughts by Stephen Hawking

In pictures: Pope Francis over the years

Pope Francis stands in front of a crucifix during his weekly general audience in Vatican City on Feb. 14, 2018.<p>Pope Francis confesses during the …

Interesting facts about Pope Francis

Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He is widely loved and admired for his humility and …

Stephen Hawking dies: 5 things to know about the legendary physicist

Full screen<p>1/23 SLIDES © Roger Askew/Oxford Union/Rex/Shutterstock<p>2/23 SLIDES © Santi Visalli/Getty Images<p>3/23 SLIDES © Bettmann/Getty Images<p>4/23 …

Stephen Hawking's Children Remember Physicist

Full screen<p>1/23 SLIDES © Roger Askew/Oxford Union/Rex/Shutterstock<p>2/23 SLIDES © Santi Visalli/Getty Images<p>3/23 SLIDES © Bettmann/Getty Images<p>4/23 …

Elizabeth Taylor: A Life in Photos

"I've been through it all, baby—I'm mother courage," Elizabeth Taylor said. She wasn't kidding. The Oscar-winning icon went through seven husbands …

Jane Seymour poses for Playboy for third time at 67

Father time hasn't gotten ahold of Jane Seymour -- she's as sexy as ever. How sexy, you ask? Well, the 67-year-old poses in Playboy this month.<p>This …

Inside the presidential guest house — the 'world's most exclusive hotel' that's bigger than the White House

The White House may be the most famous building along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., but there's a lesser-known government residence next …

The Wedding Cake British Royals Have Been Serving for Centuries

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding cake, which cost a rumored $80,000, was the picture of extravagance: eight tiers, hundreds of sugar-paste …

Inside Number One Observatory Circle, the often overlooked but stunning vice president's residence where the Pences live

Almost everyone knows the White House, but few people know that the vice president has an official residence of his own.<p>Vice President Mike Pence and …

Who is Kim Jong Un? Separating myth from fact

The little that is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is, for the most part, questionable.<p>The year of his birth was supposedly changed to be …

Thank God for Princess Margaret, The Crown’s Horny Royal Party Girl

As Meghan Markle mania has demonstrated, there’s nothing people love more than a down-to-Earth princess — and like clockwork, Netflix’s royal drama</i> …

18 photos of the Queen doing commoner things that will make you chuckle

<b>Queen Elizabeth II is a person just like the rest of us.</b><p><b>She's been known to take public transportation, wait in line to buy groceries, and dote on</b> …

18 Royal Family Christmas Traditions We Didn't Know Existed

Every family has got Christmas traditions, but these are another level.<p>In fact, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are thought to send around 850 …

17 perfect pictures of babies celebrating their first Christmas

(Try to control the urge to squeal.)<p>If there's anything more magical than babies at Christmas-time, I certainly don't know what it is. There's just …