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RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

© Bettmann/CORBIS Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we’ll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you may not necessarily read in the various official obituaries. Feel free to share any Bandstand or New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or Pyramid memories as [...]

Flo and Kay: the World’s Only Female Autistic Identical Twin Savants

I’ve been doing a bit of research on autism lately, and yesterday I ran across an episode of a show called Extraordinary People that profiles an amazing pair of identical twin sisters. They’re autistic savants who can perform incredible feats of memory, and they are completely — completely — obsessed with Dick Clark and the [...]