| Dec 23, 2010
NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful.
"I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
| Jul 25, 2010
Fur, Fortune, and Empire
The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin
W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95
In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
| Aug 4, 2010
Bernie West, a writer and producer on such TV shows as " All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Three's Company" during a wide-ranging show business career, has died. He was 92.
West died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills of complications from...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Apr 18, 2011
Hans Joachim Tiedge
West German spy defected to East Germany
Hans Joachim Tiedge, 73, a top West German counterintelligence officer who defected to East Germany in 1985, died April 6 at his home near Moscow, according to his German publisher.
| May 29, 2011
Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962?
That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
| Nov 22, 2011
Ira Michael Heyman, a champion of affirmative action who led UC Berkeley as its chancellor during the 1980s and later became the first non-scientist to lead the Smithsonian Institution, has died. He was 81.
Heyman died at his Berkeley home Saturday after...
| Apr 8, 2007
Woodlawn, The Bronx — IMAGINE HILLARY Clinton holding up a T-shirt that read: "Legalize Mexicans." That's not going to happen, right?
Well, last month in Washington, at a rally hosted by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, the leading...
| Apr 27, 2009
Broadway star won a Tony Award
Marilyn Cooper, 74, a Broadway actress best known for her Tony-winning performance in the musical "Woman of the Year," died Wednesday after a long illness at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., said...
| Aug 16, 2008
Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91....
| May 12, 2009
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Mark Landau, who with his wife, Sandra, were believed to be the first married couple to have had heart transplants, has died. He was 59.
Landau, who lived in Ladera Ranch in Orange County, received a second heart transplant Dec. 17, 2007. He never...