Richard Warren Lewis, 65, prolific author and journalist who wrote for several newspapers and magazines including The Times and its now-defunct West magazine. Lewis studied political science at the University of Michigan and served in the Army before beginning his career as a writer. Based for many years in Los Angeles, he wrote more than 200 articles for such publications as TV Guide, Playboy, Playgirl, People, Life and Saturday Evening Post. Among Lewis' books were several anthologies and nonfiction works such as "The Scavengers and Critics of the Warren Report," published in 1967. On Thursday in Hancock, N.H., of Lou Gehrig's disease.