| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Sep 1, 2013
The late summer of 1963, I was going on 15 when my father brought me a copy of "The American Way of Death" and asked me to have a look and report back to him. It was the buzz among his fellow undertakers, a must read. But he was busy and I was bookish and...
| Nov 26, 2013
With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ashlee Simpson is modeling for older sis Jessica Simpson's fall fashion ad campaign.
Sporting blond locks, Ashlee Simpson, 28, reminds us of a youthful (ahem, thinner), pre-baby version of Jessica, 33, in the latest video. Watch it above.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:13 PM
With no cure in hand for Alzheimer's disease, many ask why someone would necessarily want an early diagnosis. But research continues to focus on detecting the earliest signs of dementia, and on the factors that give rise to some dementias or fuel their...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Astute readers who crack open Saturday's paper (yes, the one with ink and paper) may notice an anomaly: On the letters page, it will be noted that 29 readers weighed in on the birth this week of George Alexander Louis, the first child of Britain's...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Imagine devoting six decades to something. Anything.
In a world where speed rules, where job-hopping has become a necessity, where marriages are short-lived and our collective attention spans the breadth of a gnat's wings, sticking with something for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
John Kenneth Tavener, the renowned British composer whose spiritual, religious-inspired music drew a diverse fan base that included the Beatles and Prince Charles, has died at age 69.
Tavener died Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England, said his...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In all the years that I have lived in this country, I have been puzzled by the extraordinary attention paid by the media to the comings and goings of an English family that lives more than 3,000 miles away. There was no better example of this than the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"I hesitate to use the term 'car crash cinema'. But the awful truth is that, 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death."...