| May 27, 2012
After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who was threatened, jailed and nearly beaten to death in the Deep South in the 1960s and helped lead a drive to register black voters during the tumultuous Freedom Summer of 1964, has died. He was 73.
| Apr 14, 2011
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.
Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
| Oct 25, 2011
Herbert Hauptman, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 for work uncovering the structure of molecules that accelerated medical research and led to the development of new drugs, has died. He was 94.
His death Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y., was announced...
| Feb 9, 2012
When Robert E. Hecht Jr. arrived at the loading platform of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the fall of 1972, he was carrying a large wooden box and was escorted by an armed guard.
Inside the box was perhaps the finest Greek vase to survive...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 11:45 AM
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality -- including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women -- has died. She was 98.
Height, who also played...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Jun 9, 2011
John R. Alison
Decorated WWII ace fighter pilot
John R. Alison, 98, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., his family said....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Paul Horn, a Grammy-winning alto saxophonist and flutist whose career reached from mainstream contemporary jazz to pioneering efforts in music that came to be known as New Age, has died. He was 84.
Horn died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She...
| Oct 1, 2012
Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness.
"I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live."
Decades later she was a...