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  • A portrait of the writer as wreck in '& Sons'

    A portrait of the writer as wreck in '& Sons'
    The fictional writer A.N. Dyer — Andrew to his family — is dying as David Gilbert's new novel "& Sons" opens. Dyer is a New York writer in the mold of J.D. Salinger: When he was in his 20s, he wrote a book about his New England prep school, a novel whose portrait of teenage angst and white privilege was a success rivaling that of "The Catcher in the Rye."
  • Growing the Michael Stars brand beyond T-shirts

    Growing the Michael Stars brand beyond T-shirts
    Michael Stars, a nostalgia brand after more than 25 years, is branching out. When it first hit its stride in the early 1990s, the label's bright-colored, clingy T-shirts in signature stretchy Shine fabric wholly embodied the moment. The style, as seen...

    Robert Miles Parker dies; artist, architectural preservationist

    Robert Miles Parker, a free-spirited artist who sparked an architectural preservation movement in San Diego and translated the personalities of Los Angeles and New York into distinctive pen-and-ink drawings of their buildings, has died. He was 72. His...

    Charles Rosen dies at 85; pianist wrote 'The Classical Style'

    Charles Rosen dies at 85; pianist wrote 'The Classical Style'
    Charles Rosen, the renowned pianist and prolific writer whose award-winning book "The Classical Style" has been read by music students around the world, has died. He was 85. The New York-born musician had been suffering from cancer and died Sunday...

    PASSINGS: Mark O'Donnell, John Phelan, Jimmy Jones, Paul W. McCracken

    PASSINGS: Mark O'Donnell, John Phelan, Jimmy Jones, Paul W. McCracken
    Mark O'Donnell Tony-winning co-writer of 'Hairspray' Mark O'Donnell, 58, the Tony Award-winning writer behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," died Monday in New York. His agent, Jack Tantleff, said the writer...