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  • PASSINGS: Lilian Jackson Braun, Harry Bernstein, Adolfas Mekas

    Lilian Jackson Braun Author of 'The Cat Who…' mystery series Lilian Jackson Braun, 97, an author who wrote 29 books in the "The Cat Who …" mystery series, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice center in Landrum, S.C. Braun, who...
  • 'Taliban Shuffle': Behind the scenes in a war zone

    'Taliban Shuffle': Behind the scenes in a war zone
    After seven Afghanistan embeds, a romantic overture from the president of Pakistan and the oddly liberating experience of sporting her first burqa, Kim Barker knew she had a book to write. "The Taliban Shuffle" (Doubleday, $25.95) is part war memoir,...
  • Geoff Miller dies at 74; a founder of Los Angeles magazine

    Geoff Miller dies at 74; a founder of Los Angeles magazine
    At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote. Miller put aside plans...
  • Joe Morello dies at 82; jazz drummer for Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Joe Morello dies at 82; jazz drummer for Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Joe Morello, the jazz drummer best known for his work with the influential Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five," has died. He was 82. Morello died Saturday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., said his wife,...
  • Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...
  • Lawrence R. Newman dies at 86; a prominent advocate for the deaf

    Lawrence R. Newman dies at 86; a prominent advocate for the deaf
    Lawrence R. Newman, a prominent advocate for the rights of the deaf community and a former longtime teacher and administrator at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, has died. He was 86. Newman, who served two terms as president of the...
  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
  • PASSINGS: Charles Nolan, Doyce Nunis Jr.

    PASSINGS: Charles Nolan, Doyce Nunis Jr.
    Charles Nolan Fashion designer modernized American classics Charles Nolan, 53, a fashion designer who was known for modernizing American classics and acting on his interest in politics, died Sunday of cancer at his New York City home. The cancer he...
  • PASSINGS: Dennis Oppenheim, Ed Mauser

    PASSINGS: Dennis Oppenheim, Ed Mauser
    Dennis Oppenheim Conceptual artist and sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, 72, a pioneering conceptual artist and sculptor who also made his mark on the earthworks and body art movements, died Jan. 21 of liver cancer at a New York hospital. Beginning in the...
  • Bijan Pakzad dies; Beverly Hills designer of luxury menswear

    Bijan Pakzad dies; Beverly Hills designer of luxury menswear
    Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director

    Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director
    Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...