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Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible.
They’ll believe anything they see in print.

Hearts of Age

Orson Welles uses black face in a 1934 student film. What is the world coming to?

Hoax with a Smile

Alan Abel was an accomplished drummer, but he marched to his own beat. I met him in the 90s while playing in the Westport Community Band. What a long, strange trip it has been.

Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce

In the world of Mad Men, the day that Sonny Liston fought Muhammad Ali was a day for putting ideas on the canvas and taking punches. Peggy Olson proved she was a hard case as she sparred with her boss over a Samsonite campaign on her birthday.

A Fine Messier Mess

On April 10, 2019, scientists unveiled an image of Messier 87, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo.