Walking Dead in Russia

Posted on September 13th, 2019
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For eight years, Vladimir Feltsman was the ultimate victim of identity theft. The talented Russian pianist was forced to live the life of a “non-person” in his own country. “It was a very bad time,” he later recalled. “It was a very painful experience.” Talk about an understatement. Feltsman, who was born in January, 1952, was […]

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In The Face of Clear and Present Danger

Posted on September 5th, 2019
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At 12:15 am, Jack Phillips was ordered to begin sending calls for help.  “CQD,” he transmitted, “CQD.”  The CQ indicated a General Call, the D meant Disaster. For the next two hours and two minutes, the Marconi operator and his assistant, Harold Bride, furiously repeated their emergency dispatches. It was April 15, 1912: the Titanic […]

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An Affirming Film About Death

Posted on August 29th, 2019
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In the golden days of Hollywood, studio moguls like Harry Cohn, Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer, and Irving Thalberg relied on pure gut instinct to determine if a movie in production was going to be a hit. Cohn bragged that he had a foolproof formula for judging a preview showing: if he was bored, his […]

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The Lingering Menaces: Typhus and Ebola

Posted on August 21st, 2019
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“Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.” So wrote Stephen King in his apocalyptic magnum opus, The Stand. First published in 1978, and re-released in a complete/uncut version twelve years later, the horror classic about the impact of a killer virus has sold more than 5 million copies.  […]

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Your Negative Attitude is Positively Deadly

Posted on August 14th, 2019
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The National Health Interview Survey has been monitoring Americans since the late 1950’s.  By tracking healthcare statistics, healthcare access and attitudes about healthcare, it provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of our nation’s wellbeing. Turns out that, according to the most recent survey, the majority of us are feeling pretty good about our health. 82 percent […]

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