| Feb 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Many studies have documented the fact that patients of color are less likely to receive the same quality of medical care as whites, and that those differences often translate to worse health outcomes. The pattern holds up even after taking......
| Apr 4, 2010
Trombonist, jazz critic
Mike Zwerin, 79, a trombonist who got his break jamming with Miles Davis and later became the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune, died Friday in a Paris hospital after a long illness, his...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 9:56 PM
Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk
Bass player for Hall & Oates
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, 58, best known as the longtime bass player for the band led by pop-rock stars Daryl Hall and John Oates, died Sunday in Pawling, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack, according to the duo'...
| Mar 14, 2010
Riverhead: 472 pp., $26.95
You could say that Chang-rae Lee explores Asian American identity in his novels. You could say he explores the legacies of war, or the roots of betrayal, but none of these grand...
| May 17, 2010
Ronnie James Dio, a legendary heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and also was lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio, has died. He was 67.
Dio died Sunday, according to a statement on his website by Wendy Dio, his wife...
| Jan 7, 2010
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died. He was 93.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug....
| Feb 15, 2010
Yuzuro Yamamoto (not his real name) was a quiet Japanese man who knew only a handful of words in English, despite 30 years in America. He was a sturdy manual laborer, but over the last three weeks had been feeling weak.
One hand on the abdomen was all it...
| Aug 21, 2010
In "I Curse the River of Time," a quiet Pietà of a novel, a mother and son try to fill in the gaps left after a life of rare communication: Plenty of love, the tough unspoken kind, but too little communication.
The mother has been married 40 years. Three...
| Feb 28, 2011
Mira Bartok's memoir of her schizophrenic, homeless mother, Norma, is relentlessly sad. Unlike memoirs like "Angela's Ashes" or "The Liar's Club," there is very little triumph over tragedy in the author's life; no forgiveness, no "closure." There is...
| Mar 18, 2011
Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies
Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
| Oct 9, 2011
Ménière's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear. Specifically, a swelling in the tubes of the ear canal that control the body's balance. No one knows its cause, but stress, exhaustion and substance abuse are among the factors thought to contribute....