| Jan 27, 2009
| 7:33 PM
For David Foster Wallace, he was one of "the Great Male Narcissists." Martin Amis declared that the last section of his 1989 memoir "Self-Consciousness" was "to my knowledge the best thing yet written on what it is like to get older: age, and the only end...
| Oct 21, 2007
Shav Glick, whose insightful coverage of motor sports for The Times made him nearly as famous as the racing stars he chronicled, died Saturday at his Pasadena home of complications from melanoma, said his companion, Doris Syme. He was 87.
"He was the...
| Jun 14, 2009
| 10:14 AM
Jason E. George was the kind of guy, those who knew him say, who had more friends than he could count and never forgot their birthdays or wedding anniversaries.
"He was so good about staying in touch with everyone," said Army Maj. Brett Sylvia, who met...
| Mar 25, 2009
George Kell, the Hall of Fame third baseman for the Detroit Tigers who edged Ted Williams for the 1949 American League batting title and became a Tigers broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Tuesday. He was 86.
An announcement from the Hall of Fame...
| Sep 19, 2009
French postwar photographer
Willy Ronis, 99, the last of France's postwar greats of photography who captured the essence of Paris in black-and-white scenes of everyday life, died Sept. 12 at a Paris hospital, said Stephane Ledoux,...
| May 21, 2010
Owner of San Diego sports teams
Bob Breitbard, 91, a key player in San Diego sports for decades who brought the NBA to the city as owner of the expansion San Diego Rockets, died early Monday.
Breitbard died of natural causes at an...
| May 29, 2010
Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 1:56 PM
Police are on the hunt for an extremely rare baseball card depicting legendary Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, that was allegedly swiped from a Canadian collector's motel room in Farmington, New York, authorities said.
According to state police, the...
| May 18, 2008
'The Commissar Vanishes" is not your usual coffee-table book. Using photographs, it shows how Josef Stalin systematically erased memories of his chief political opponents from the history of the Russian revolution. In one photo, the dictator appears...
| Jul 16, 2008
| 4:00 AM
On a perfect summer evening for baseball, in the sport's most venerable cathedral, with nearly 50 of its all-time greats looking on, the 79th All-Star Game simply didn't want the good times to end.
The longest midsummer classic, time-wise, in history...