Tribute to Vera Clemente

Posted on November 19th, 2019
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Vera Clemente

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Camelot and Kennedy: How It All Began

Posted on November 13th, 2019
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Teddy White was sitting in the dentist’s chair the Friday after Thanksgiving when he was abruptly summoned to return to his New York City apartment. The telephone there was in overdrive: an intense Jacqueline Kennedy had called from the family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and the Secret Service had left a snarl of messages. It had […]

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Halloween: Why We Embrace The Fear

Posted on October 31st, 2019
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In his review of the 1978 thriller, Halloween, Roger Ebert wrote, “sometimes we want to be scared…if you don’t want to have a really terrifying experience, don’t see Halloween.” Pauline Kael put it this way: “a lot of people seem to be convinced that Halloween is something special — a classic. Maybe when a horror film is […]

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Tunes From The Tombs

Posted on October 24th, 2019
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Joe Mitchell, the late bestselling author, used to take long walks in cemeteries, wandering among the graves, reflecting on the fate that “awaits us all.” In one his New Yorker stories about a Staten Island cemetery where the area was so empty that it looked “as if everybody had locked up and gone off somewhere,” […]

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Was Mainland US Bombed in WWII?

Posted on October 17th, 2019
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True or False: the mainland of the United States was bombed during World War II. No, this is not a trick reference to Pearl Harbor. This is the 48 contiguous states being hit by bombs during World War II. The answer is true. The United States was bombed during World War II. In fact, it […]

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