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  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
  • Reuben Pannor dies at 90; trailblazer for open adoptions

    Reuben Pannor dies at 90; trailblazer for open adoptions
    People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry — at least Reuben Pannor thought so. A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the...
  • Russell Train dies at 92; conservationist was early head of EPA

    Russell Train dies at 92; conservationist was early head of EPA
    Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92. Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
  • Jacques Barzun dies at 104; helped found field of cultural history

    Jacques Barzun dies at 104; helped found field of cultural history
    Jacques Barzun, a courtly French American scholar with a bracing knowledge of Western civilization who helped found the field of cultural history and in his 90s wrote the epic if improbable bestseller "From Dawn to Decadence," has died. He was 104....
  • Michael Henry Heim dies at 69; UCLA scholar, translator

    Michael Henry Heim dies at 69; UCLA scholar, translator
    Michael Henry Heim, a literary translator and humble philanthropist whose teaching, activism and widely admired translations of works by such writers as G√ľnter Grass and Milan Kundera helped bring the voices of contemporary world literature into the...
  • Kuang-hsun Ting dies at 97; bishop led Protestant church in China

    Kuang-hsun Ting dies at 97; bishop led Protestant church in China
    Bishop Kuang-hsun Ting, who was one of the most influential Christian figures in China as the longtime leader of the country's government-sanctioned Protestant church, has died. He was 97. Ting died Nov. 22 at his home in Nanjing, according to...
  • Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'

    Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'
    As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood." Director Billy Wilder once joked...
  • Arthur Jensen dies at 89; his views on race and IQ created a furor

    Arthur Jensen dies at 89; his views on race and IQ created a furor
    Arthur Jensen, a UC Berkeley professor whose scholarly contributions to the field of psychological measurement were often overshadowed by the furor over his findings on race-based differences in intelligence, has died. He was 89. One of the most...
  • Anna Schwartz dies at 96; economist, expert on monetary policy

    Anna Schwartz dies at 96; economist, expert on monetary policy
    Anna Schwartz, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96. Schwartz died Thursday at her home in Manhattan...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West
    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies at 86; former New York Times publisher

    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies at 86; former New York Times publisher
    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the fourth publisher of the New York Times, who made history with his decision to publish the Pentagon Papers and revived the "Good Gray Lady" of print journalism with a radical redesign that set a new standard, has died. He was...