| Aug 1, 2010
A Brother's Memoir
Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper
Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25
Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....
| Aug 18, 2010
Dr. Frank Ryan, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to the stars who once estimated he had removed thousands of gang tattoos for free through his nonprofit foundation, has died in a single-car accident in Malibu. He was 50.
The Jeep Wrangler he was driving...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Old Age
Grand Central: 275 pp., $24.99
Nicholas Delbanco sits on a swivel chair in his second-floor writer's study, his back to the desk, knees bent slightly as he props his feet on the edge of a couch. He...
| Aug 25, 2010
L.A. architect mainly used brick, concrete
Leroy Miller, 78, a Los Angeles architect who designed commercial, residential and institutional buildings mainly of brick and concrete and whose noted work includes the Evco Film Library...
| Sep 13, 2010
The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
| Jun 4, 2011
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Jul 11, 2011
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Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74.
Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball "owners" in the 1980s,...
| Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84.
Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
| Oct 31, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71.
Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
| Sep 3, 2011
Patrick Fischer, a retired computer science professor at Vanderbilt University whose secretary was injured when he was targeted by the Unabomber in 1982, has died. He was 75.
Fischer died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md., the...