| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them.
"I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers.
Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Why healthcare is better overseas," Column, Oct. 4
Probably the main reason healthcare seems so much easier and cheaper abroad is that governments are in charge. In the U.S., the system we have mostly places corporate profits above health. Health-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Wildfire smoke poses a growing health risk to millions of Americans, even for those who live hundreds of miles from the flames, a new report by an environmental group says.
About two-thirds of Americans, or nearly 212 million people, lived in counties...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.
What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we'...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In an interview with The Times, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.
The CDC chief -- along with...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62.
Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Cecil Fergerson, an art curator and activist who advocated for minority artists, got his first job right out of high school in a major museum. As a janitor.
That was just about the only work available to African Americans in 1948 at the Los Angeles...