Maggie Ryan Sandford
Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science journalist, writer, and broadcast media producer. Her work has been published in Slate, The Onion's A.V. Club, Thirty Two Magazine, Paper Darts, McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals, has appeared at the Walker Art Center, the Seattle Art Museum, the Minnesota Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theatre, the People's Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre NYC, and on Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television. Originally from Seattle, she now resides in St. Paul, and is fiercely proud of it. More on twitter @Mandford.
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Just 48 when she died, Whitney Houston will be laid to rest today, her “private” funeral webcast live to millions of mourners. Let's take a look back at past funerals for stars who died too young, and the glorious chaos they left in their wake. 1. Rudol
Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying to work for him didn’t have a wealth of knowledge comparable to his own.