| 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...
| Mar 1, 2010
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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'...
| Feb 15, 2010
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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......
| 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...
| 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....
| Dec 17, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died...
| Dec 5, 2009
Irish balladeer Liam Clancy, last of the Clancy Brothers troupe whose feisty, boozy songs of old Ireland struck a sentimental chord worldwide, died Friday in a Cork hospital, his manager said. He was believed to be 74.
Clancy for years had incurable...
| Sep 28, 2009
Even as Anita Fuentes carefully places pieces of flour-dredged chicken into a pan of hot oil, the mother of three acknowledges she'd like to cut back on such dishes -- family favorites or no. "We don't eat a lot of fried chicken and fish, but we do eat...
| Jul 26, 2009
John "Marmaduke" Dawson had original tunes in his pocket and a guitar in his hand in 1969 when a buddy just learning to play pedal steel guitar often joined his weekly gig at the Underground, a Bay Area hofbrau house.
The friend was Jerry Garcia of the...
| Jul 23, 2009
Native American preservationist
Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, 64, a Native American historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, died of cancer July 16 at a hospital in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian...
| Apr 15, 2009
Judith F. Krug, a forceful advocate for the right of librarians to stock their shelves without fear of censorship, died of stomach cancer Saturday at a hospital in Evanston, Ill., where she lived. She was 69.
Director of the American Library Assn.'s...