Illustration Gallery 12
Mark Reed Levin grew up in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Levin graduated
from Cheltenham High School and holds a B.A. from Temple University, where
he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. Levin also earned a Juris
Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Beginning in 1981, Levin served as advisor to several members of President Ronald
Reagan's Cabinet, eventually becoming Associate Director of Presidential Personnel
and ultimately Chief of Staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese; Levin also served
as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the
U.S. Department of Education, and Deputy Solicitor of the U.S. Department of
He has practiced law in the private sector, and is president of Landmark Legal
Foundation, a conservative public interest law firm founded in 1976 and based
in Leesburg, Virginia.
Levin has participated in the Freedom Concerts, an annual benefit concert to
aid the families of fallen soldiers, and he uses his radio program to promote
the concerts. Levin is also involved with Troopathon, a charity which
sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas.
In 2001, the American Conservative Union awarded Levin its Ronald Reagan Award.
Levin began his broadcast career as a guest on conservative talk radio programs. For many years he was a frequent contributor of legal opinions to The Rush Limbaugh Show, where Limbaugh referred to him on-air as "F. Lee Levin," a tongue-in-cheek reference to the famous defense attorney F. Lee Bailey. He was also a contributor to The Sean Hannity Show and eventually got a radio slot of his own on WABC, following Sean Hannity's program. Hannity has nicknamed Mark Levin "The Great One." Levin and Hannity remain frequent contributors to each other's programs. Source: Wikipedia
Courtney Love: Talent on Display
Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician and film actress. Love is the lead vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist for alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989, and is also an actress who moved from bit parts in Alex Cox films to significant and acclaimed roles in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999). Love was married to Kurt Cobain, frontman of the grunge band Nirvana, with whom she has a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. In the early 1990s, she also became known for popularizing the fashion style "kinderwhore", characterized by torn babydoll dresses and smeared red lipstick. Throughout her career, Love's wild stage antics and subversive feminist attitude have polarized audiences and critics, with Rolling Stone once calling her "the most controversial woman in the history of rock." Love was born in San Francisco, California, to Linda Carroll, a psychotherapist, and Hank Harrison, briefly road manager for The Grateful Dead. Love had a wayward childhood, and as a boisterous teenager was sent to a youth correctional facility after being caught stealing. Later, she wrote for punk-zine Maximumrocknroll, and became a part-time exotic dancer, which enabled her to travel to Japan and Taiwan. A trust fund gave her some independence, and allowed her to briefly study at Trinity College, Dublin, and to live in Liverpool. Her first musical project was in the early 1980s with an on-and-off band called Sugar Babydoll, and then she had a brief stint as lead singer of Faith No More. She started her career as an actress with minor roles in Alex Cox films, most notably Sid and Nancy (1986), but turned her focus to music and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 where she formed Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson. Originally influenced by noise rock and no wave music, the band went on to release several successful albums in the 1990s, most notably Live Through This (1994) and Celebrity Skin (1998). Love received intense media attention over her 1992 marriage to Kurt Cobain, before and after his 1994 suicide. She would later gain recognition as an actress for her award-nominated performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), and she continued to occasionally star in films. Love had a brief solo career, releasing America's Sweetheart (2004), and was the subject of much media attention for various drug and legal issues in the following year. In 2006, Love was sentenced to six months of lock-down rehab and achieved sobriety thereafter. In 2009, Love re-emerged and reformed Hole with new members, releasing a fourth album, Nobody's Daughter (2010). Source: Wikipedia.
Illustration Gallery 12