Monthly Archives: August 2018

John McCain, RIP

Senator John McCain (1936-2018) (Image: Official Photo) Senator John McCain, a decent man, and (in spite of some detractors) a true war hero, died yesterday at his Arizona home. In his honor, we offer today two separate sets of Quipto® puzzles … Continue reading

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Truman Capote: Last Words

Capote in 1959 Photo credit: Roger Higgins The journalist and author Truman Capote, who pioneered the “non-fiction novel” with his book In Cold Blood, died at age 59 on this date in 1884. In Cold Blood told the story of … Continue reading

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Aretha Franklin, RIP

Aretha Franklin performing in 1970 (Credit:  Photograph by Michael Ochs / Getty) Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” died this morning, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. As David Remnick of The New Yorker has written today, … Continue reading

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