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  • Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer

    Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer
    Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82. The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
  • Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, San Diego; among 6 soldiers killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

    Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, San Diego; among 6 soldiers killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan
    Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman. After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
  • Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig

    PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig
    Charles Jarrott Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
  • Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe

    Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe
    Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62. Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
  • PASSINGS: Reginald Levy, Derf Scratch, Robert Tucker

    PASSINGS: Reginald Levy, Derf Scratch, Robert Tucker
    REGINALD LEVY Pilot was hailed as a hero in '72 hijacking Reginald Levy, 88, a pilot praised for his cool-headed bravery during a 1972 hijacking by Palestinian militants, died of a suspected heart attack or blood clot Aug. 1 in Dover, England, his...
  • 'Flowers of War' goes truly global

    'Flowers of War' goes truly global
    In a globalized age, Chinese and American pop culture mix in unexpected ways. Taiwanese singers borrow from hip-hop and R&B. Locked-out NBA players join mainland basketball teams. And Batman — or, at least, the man who plays him — is called...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore
    Simon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
  • Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson

    Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson
    COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Damion Searls Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22 THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
  • PASSINGS: Dov Shilansky

    PASSINGS: Dov Shilansky
    Dov Shilansky He began recitations of Holocaust victims' names Dov Shilansky, 86, a former Israeli Parliament speaker and advocate for memorializing victims of the Holocaust, died Thursday at a Tel Aviv hospital. The cause was not given. Shilansky...