Trials of the Century from Leopold and Loeb to OJ Simpson

Posted on October 15th, 2020
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“The dog got nervous and was pulling me harder,” Sukru Boztepe testified.  “It stopped in front of a gate on Bundy…I saw a lady laying down full of blood.” It was just before midnight on Sunday, June 12, 1994 when Boztepe, trying to find the home of a lost akita with bloody paws, discovered the lacerated […]

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Contrasting Kennedy-Nixon with Trump-Biden

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
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Billed as the most important presidential debate since Kennedy-Nixon, the recent Trump-Biden showdown came off like a poorly staged re-creation of the “Thrilla in Manilla.”  Actually, the Ali bout with Frazier was more aesthetically satisfying. Over 73 million television viewers watched the President and former Vice President carpet-bomb what was left of civility in American political discourse. Showmanship […]

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The Traveling Cremains of Dorothy Parker

Posted on September 17th, 2020
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Fifty-three years after her death, Dorothy Parker’s cremains have just been buried in their forever home at Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. This protracted ordeal began on June 7, 1967 when Parker died from a heart attack in her Manhattan hotel suite.  The wry author and wisecracking mainstay of the famed Algonquin Round Table […]

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Michelangelo and the Tale of the Empty Tomb

Posted on September 11th, 2020
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“Tombs are clothes of the dead,” R. Buckminster Fuller said.  “A grave is a plain suit, while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.” There are many examples of heavy-duty embroidery: –The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, a mausoleum which is the final resting spot for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his fourth wife, Mumtaz Mahal. –The Lenin […]

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Viktor Frankl:  Find Meaning to Survive Covid-19

Posted on September 3rd, 2020
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Viktor Frankl was faced with the most consequential decision of his life.  He was in a classic double-bind: any option he selected would produce human death, perhaps his own. It was 1942 in Vienna, Austria.  What could have been peak years in Frankl’s career as a psychiatrist and neurologist had been thwarted when the Nazis […]

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