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  • Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities

    Robert Hecht Jr. dies at 92; controversial dealer in classical antiquities
    When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard.
  • Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet

    Wislawa Szymborska dies at 88; Nobel-winning Polish poet
    During a five-decade career, Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska had so rarely appeared in public that a newspaper dubbed her the "Greta Garbo of poetry" after the notoriously private actress. But in 1996, Poland's most reticent literary icon was forced to...

    PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle

    PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle
    Joe Clarke Youth basketball icon in Los Angeles Joe Clarke, 75, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off...

    In Sunday books: On Patti Smith, Tolstoy and life in the marginalia

     
    Sunday's Arts & Books coverage is highlighted with an essay on the tracks of one woman's life found in the marginalia of her books, a critic's notebook on Patti Smith's prose poems and a biography of Tolstoy.

    Sound of 'The Hunger Games': Taylor Swift, Decemberists

     
    The first single from the soundtrack for "The Hunger Games," a collaboration between T. Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars titled "Safe and Sound," debuted Monday on iTunes and quickly became a top-10 hit.