“Tina Fey, the first female head writer in the history of Saturday Night Live, is a live wire: a sexy “Weekend Update” funny girl who rarely sends out a joke without a sting in its tail. Now Fey brings her sass as a writer and actress to Mean Girls, a satire of high school bitchery that plays like Clueless meets Heathers.”
Mean Girls was released 9 years ago today.
April 15, 1912: The Titanic Sinks
On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland.
Around 11:40 p.m. on April 14, the ship hit an iceberg, but didn’t fully sink until 2:20 a.m. on April 15. This catastrophic event led to the death of more than 1,500 passengers.
The Titanic had departed from Southampton, England five days prior and was on her way to New York City.
Learn more about the Titanic with PBS’ Titanic collection.
Photos (top to bottom): The Titanic, view from the S.S. Carpathia of the iceberg that sank the Titanic (Library of Congress).
Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan
Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic
Kyrgyz herders adore their cell phones, which they acquire by trading and keep charged with solar-powered car batteries. Though useless for communication—cellular service doesn’t reach the isolated plateau—the gadgets are used to play music and take photos.
Hot off the press, Ben and Leslie’s wedding album!
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed to the University of Virginia by University President Teresa Sullivan in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]