Lois Kirschenbaum, the Final Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

For more than half a century, almost every prominent singer scheduled to perform at the Metropolitan Opera could expect to be approached behind the scenes by a wispy woman in thick glasses who was holding stacks of memorabilia to be signed while she was doing them the performance in a scratchy Brooklyn accented accent. This … Read more

Alabama Basketball Superfan Dies – The New York Instances

Alabama Basketball Superfan Dies - The New York Times

A beloved superfan of the University of Alabama men’s basketball team died of Covid-19, his mother said on Saturday. Luke Ratliff rarely missed a game and was referred to as “Fluffopotamus” by the Crimson Tide community. He died on Friday evening, said his mother Pamela Ratliff. A senior at the University of Alabama, Mr. Ratliff … Read more