| Mar 28, 2011
Michael Abramson, a photographer who spent much of his career in exotic climes and photographing well-known people but who gained his greatest fame and personal satisfaction from photos he shot of nightlife on Chicago's South Side during the 1970s, has...
| Apr 3, 2011
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella
Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28
He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
| Oct 24, 2010
Reporting from Urumqi, China —
Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention...
| Oct 25, 2010
Paul Steven Miller
Lawyer was disability rights expert
Paul Steven Miller, 49, a lawyer who was born with a genetic condition that made him a dwarf and who later became an expert on disability rights, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in the Seattle...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 1:46 PM
You and your co-worker have been burning the midnight oil for a week to complete a project, and your abbreviated sleep schedule has you feeling like a zombie. Your co-worker, by contrast, bounces through the workday looking and acting none the worse for...
| Nov 14, 2010
Reporting from Media, Pa. —
Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
| Feb 20, 2011
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96.
| Jul 10, 2010
A coach who cared
Re "Don Coryell, 1924 - 2010," Obituary, July 2
The loss of Don Coryell reminds me what coaching should be about. I had the privilege of working with Coryell, first as sports editor of the student newspaper at San Diego State, then...
| Aug 6, 2010
Creator of snack
Morrie Yohai, 90, the creator of the crunchy, finger-staining orange snack called Cheez Doodles, died of cancer July 27 at his home in Kings Point, N.Y.
Yohai developed the snack in the 1950s for Old...
| Sep 11, 2010
Dr. James M. Tanner, a British pediatrician who was among the first to study the growth of adolescents, developing charts that are still used by many physicians to define normal growth, died of a stroke Aug. 11 in Wellington in southwestern England. He...
| Sep 12, 2010
"A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton (Palgrave/Macmillan: 284 pp., $28.)
Alice Paul was a warrior for women's suffrage. A Quaker from New Jersey, she went to Swarthmore, the college her maternal grandfather...