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How Did Hugh Hefner Start 'Playboy'?

Hugh Hefner, the man who created "Playboy" magazine, died Wednesday at his Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, California. He was 91 years old.

How Did Princess Diana Die?

It was not clear whether the Princess of Wales would have a private funeral or a state ceremony, whose public pomp and majesty would stand as a tragic bookend to her storybook wedding.

Celebrating Michael Jackson

"I hate to admit it," says Michael, "but I feel strange around everyday people." In a crowd I'm afraid. Onstage I feel safe. If I could, I would sleep on the stage.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Finally Getting His Own Movie

"Star Wars" is a hell of a lot of fun, and Lucas makes fun of a sparkling pop metaphor for the sheer joy of goodness that could even make friends out of men, mutations and machines. Is there fun in our future?

Why Do Nazis Hate Jews?

Other polls indicate a persistent suspicion and distaste for Jews as "pushy, clannish, unethical."