| Feb 15, 2011
George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91.
Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
| Apr 5, 2010
Cancer, diabetes, accidents — heart disease trumps them all, killing more people in the United States than any other condition.
The term is actually a fairly broad one, encompassing an array of conditions, but it's most often used as shorthand...
| Apr 5, 2010
The differences in men and women's hearts may not be limited to problems of the small and large arteries. Sudden cardiac arrest and how it's predicted may play out differently by gender as well.
In the U.S., sudden cardiac arrest claims around 250,000...
| Apr 5, 2010
Say what you will about Mars and Venus, but anatomically, male and female hearts look the same. When healthy, both should be about the size of a fist. Both have three main coronary arteries, the large blood vessels that wrap around the outside of the...
| Mar 28, 2010
Ex-chief of Fort Worth art museum
Edmund Pillsbury, 66, who turned Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum into a world-renowned institution during his 18 years as director, died Thursday, according to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department....
| Aug 17, 2010
James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday...
| Aug 21, 2010
Bagpiper played at D-day invasion
Bill Millin, 88, a Scottish bagpiper who defied enemy fire as he led comrades into battle at the 1944 D-day landings in Normandy, France, died Wednesday at a hospital in Torbay, England, after a short...
| Sep 4, 2010
Insurance executive and racehorse breeder
Tom Braly, 72, who parlayed success in his insurance business into ownership of thoroughbred horses, notably the 3-year-old filly Evening Jewel, died Friday at his home in Indian Wells, said his...
| Sep 15, 2010
Fathi Osman, an Egyptian American expert on Islam who was a forceful voice for modernism in the Muslim faith, died Saturday at his home in Montrose. He was 82.
The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Ghada Osman, a professor of...
| Jul 31, 2010
Starting pitcher for Brooklyn Dodgers
Billy Loes, 80, who pitched on three pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers teams in the 1950s, died July 15 at a hospice in Tucson, said his wife, Irene. He had diabetes for several years and had open heart...
| Aug 22, 2010
This Must Be the Place
Henry Holt: 354 pp., $25
During his lifetime, the artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell established a celebrated career by creating shadow boxes filled with eclectic assemblages of random objects that...