At the Intersection of Art and Death with Paul Walker

Posted on April 5th, 2019
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The Nobel winning author and absurdist/existential philosopher, Albert Camus, wrote: “since we all are going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.” Camus, whose genius has continued to be revered long after his death on January 4, 1960, did not know actor Paul Walker, director James Wan or Universal Pictures. From a […]

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Dwight Eisenhower: Death of a General Who Hated War

Posted on March 29th, 2019
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Ward Eight, in its prime years, was the epicenter of state-of-the-art medical care in the US. Located on the third floor of the now closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Ward Eight featured the latest technology, the best specialists, and intensely focused service — the list of its patients included the most distinguished […]

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Dead Men Can Tell Tales

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
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Dawn broke in a cloudless sky over Sun Valley, Idaho on July 2, 1961.  A warm, crystalline day lay ahead for the pristine Sawtooth Mountain community. Inside the back bedroom on the second floor of his rustic, hunting lodge of a home, Ernest Hemingway rose quietly. In his blue pajamas, colorful red Italian bathrobe and […]

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When Death Kick Starts a Career

Posted on March 8th, 2019
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A poignant, unexpected or a tragic death of an artist — singer, actor, or author — often generates a fresh career appraisal.  New attention, ironically, can translate into big profits that might not have ordinarily been forthcoming. The acidic quote that death is a “good career move” originated with the passing of Elvis Presley at […]

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The Dead Speak: Lost Graves, Identity Theft

Posted on March 1st, 2019
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A mid-nineteenth historian, whose name is long lost, once remarked that the best way to understand a community is to go to the local cemetery. The true fabric of any society is written on the tombstones: long and short lives, triumph, tragedy, even missing chapters, it’s all there in one sprawling historical account. The most […]

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