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Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72

Art Bell in his home studio in Pahrump, Nev., in 1998. He once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

Ulrich Wegener, German Commando Who Ended 1977 Hijacking, Is Dead

Ulrich Wegener, German Commando Who Ended 1977 Hijacking, Is Dead

Ulrich Wegener, left, in 1979 with a team of GSG-9 commandos he commanded.

Afonso Dhlakama, Mozambique’s Opposition Leader, Dies at 65

Afonso Dhlakama, Mozambique’s Opposition Leader, Dies at 65

Afonso Dhlakama, the head of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, addressed an election rally in 2009.

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes in his study in Cambridge, Mass., in 1959. He spent his entire academic career at Harvard.

Wendell Castle, 85, Dies; Blurred the Line Between Furniture and Art

Wendell Castle, 85, Dies; Blurred the Line Between Furniture and Art

Wendell Castle at his studio in Scottsville, N.Y., in 2008.

Inge Borkh, Opera Diva of Passionate Portrayals, Dies at 97

Inge Borkh, Opera Diva of Passionate Portrayals, Dies at 97

The German soprano Inge Borkh made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London in 1959 as the title character of Strauss’s “Salome,” one of her signature roles.

Mark E. Smith, Uncompromising Leader of the Fall, Dies at 60

Mark E. Smith, Uncompromising Leader of the Fall, Dies at 60

Mark E. Smith performing in London in 1980.

John Culver, Liberal Congressman From Iowa, Is Dead at 86

John Culver, Liberal Congressman From Iowa, Is Dead at 86

Senator John C. Culver of Iowa, right, with his fellow Democrat Gary Hart of Colorado in Washington in 1979. Mr. Culver won praise across the political spectrum for his independence.

Louis Zorich, Familiar Actor on TV and Stage, Dies at 93

Louis Zorich, Familiar Actor on TV and Stage, Dies at 93

Mr. Zorich, seated left, played Paul Reiser’s cantankerous father on the NBC sitcom “Mad About You.” With Mr. Zorich and Mr. Reiser are, from left, Cynthia Harris, Helen Hunt and Ed Asner.

Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

Johnny Kline as a Harlem Globetrotter. He joined the team in 1953 and left in 1959, in part because of his continued frustrations with the racism he encountered while traveling with the team.

Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, Prominent Conservative Voice, Dies at 68

The columnist Charles Krauthammer at his office in Washington in 2010. “This is the final verdict,” he wrote of his cancer prognosis this month. “My fight is over.”

Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

Karin von Aroldingen had the role of Fire in George Balanchine’s version of Ravel’s “The Spellbound Child” in 1981. The production was mounted for an episode of the PBS series “Dance in America.”

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Fannie Merritt Farmer, left, with a student at the Boston Cooking School, where she taught. Farmer helped bring cooking into the modern age, and her book became a primary reference source in many household kitchens.


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