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University receives $5M to study afterlife

Professor John Martin Fischer will be heading a research initiative called ‘The Immortality Project’. Fischer’s work will involve investigating topics…

Music History #1: “One Night in Bangkok”

Editor’s Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. Try it. You’ll like it! “One Night In Bangkok” Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice (1984) Originally sung by Murray Head The Music With its perky chorus [...]

Five Potentially Great Power Couples (and why they never made it)

1. Bobby Fischer and Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand, the future Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner, actually attended the same Brooklyn high school as Bobby Fischer, who at the time was already competing in and winning international chess tournaments. Streisand later confided that she had a crush on the chess player, saying that he “was always [...]