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Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 “Calasso carved out a new space as an intellectual, retelling myth as true, certainly as true as science,” Tim Parks, who worked with Mr. Calasso on the English translation of “The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony,” said in an interview. “His implication …

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Ruth Pearl, Mother of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85

Ruth Pearl, Mother of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85

Ruth Pearl, Mother of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85 Ruth Pearl, Mother of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85 Ruth Pearl, the mother of Daniel Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was brutally murdered by Muslim extremists in Pakistan in 2002, thrusting her and her husband, Judea, into the global spotlight, died on July …

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Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95 Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95 “I began to feel a kinship with the battered Bobo doll,” he wrote. In the end, his work won out, his findings becoming even more relevant in a world where social media and a 24-hour-a-day news cycle have afforded violence models far …

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Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81

Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81

Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81 Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81 Johnny Ventura, the singer, bandleader, composer and arranger who shaped the sound of modern merengue in the 1960s, keeping its tropical rhythms while speeding up the tempos and borrowing from rock ’n’ roll, died on July …

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George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95

George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95

George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95 George Rhoads, Designer of Fantastical ‘Ball Machines,’ Dies at 95 George Rhoads, a whimsical artist who created elaborate sculptures in which balls traveled seemingly random voyages along labyrinthine paths and set off the ringing of bells, the tinkling of chimes and the vibrating tones of xylophone keys, died on July …

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Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88 Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88 “There was this tendency in the psychoanalytic world to imply that everything was psychodynamic,” he added, noting that some doctors reflexively blamed mothers for their children’s behavior. But Dr. Hobson softened his views in his later …

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Jimmy Elidrissi, Waldorf Bellhop for Five Decades, Dies at 74

Jimmy Elidrissi, Waldorf Bellhop for Five Decades, Dies at 74

Jimmy Elidrissi, Waldorf Bellhop for Five Decades, Dies at 74 Jimmy Elidrissi, Waldorf Bellhop for Five Decades, Dies at 74 “He loved acting and music, but knew it would be hard for him to have a career path in that as an immigrant in the ’60s,” Rajaa Elidrissi said of her father. “He also had to send remittances to his …

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Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88

Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88

Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88 Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88 His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.” Source link

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Alice Clark Brown, Black Star in a White Circus, Dies at 68

Alice Clark Brown, Black Star in a White Circus, Dies at 68

Alice Clark Brown, Black Star in a White Circus, Dies at 68 Alice Clark Brown, Black Star in a White Circus, Dies at 68 As a young girl in Chicago in the late 1950s, Alice Clark Brown was entranced by a television show called “Circus Boy,” especially the opening montage, in which a character named Corky rides a baby elephant. …

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Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold

Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold

Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold Jackie Mason, 93, Dies; Turned Kvetching Into Comedy Gold He was born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, Wis., on June 9, 1928, to immigrants from Belarus, although other sources give the year as 1931. When he was 5, his father, Eli, an Orthodox rabbi, and his mother, Bella (Gitlin) Maza, moved …

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