Bill Russell: The Ultimate Superstar

Posted on August 4th, 2022
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Ten minutes before the tipoff of Game Seven of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, Coach Red Auerbach suddenly realized he had a problem. He immediately summoned the Celtics off the floor and took them back to the locker room. There had been a breach in pre-game protocol that demanded […]

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Visionary Mike Nichols Beat All the Odds

Posted on July 22nd, 2022
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“I smell money, Mike. I smell money.” That is what producer Joseph Levine told director Mike Nichols after the two watched the final cut of the movie The Graduate. Levine’s olfactory sense was exceptionally accurate. The Graduate was a box office jackpot. The film cost Levine $3 million to make: it was released in December […]

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Death in the Onion Field: Sixty Years Later

Posted on June 13th, 2022
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It was a routine traffic stop that plainclothes officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger did not need to make. The officers were playing a hunch, a daily occurrence in law enforcement. It was a hunch that was about to go lethally wrong. Parked in an unmarked Plymouth near the corner of Gower Street and Carlos […]

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How Dogs and Cats Protect Your Health

Posted on May 19th, 2022
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In 2022, it’s getting harder and harder to find an issue on which Americans completely agree. Political and social divisions today are deep and festering. There is, however, one matter that draws the country together in unprecedented numbers. America is a nation of pet lovers. Several surveys, including one conducted by the highly regarded American Pet […]

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100 Million Americans Suffer from Chronic Pain

Posted on May 6th, 2022
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In an effort to mitigate pain caused by contractions during childbirth, Jessica Delfino broke into song.  Using a karaoke YouTube video from her husband’s phone, she joined Jimmy Buffett in belting out Margaritaville. “‘Nibblin on sponge cake,’ I began singing, uncertain, wondering if I was in some sort of labor-induced mania,” Delfino wrote in a story […]

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