Here's a puzzle brought to mind by some recent discussions. Interesting person (and group) that most people are probably not familiar with, but a story worth knowing! The clues are devastatingly obvious - if you don't overthink it, it should take minutes (seconds?) even if you don't know anything about any of the clues. Some clues confirmatory, not directly informative (if you start from zero, that is). Prior knowledge - partial or complete - always helps, but not required. The puzzle is simply an excuse to talk about interesting things, as always. More clues as requested. PS: Forgive the distortions - I wanted to make the puzzle a bit easier, but I was too worried about the edit-window to pay attention to the aesthetics.