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Review: ‘Great Men Die Twice,’ a Collection of Sports Reporting by Mark Kram

nytimes.com — The list of sportswriters whose career highlights are worth anthologizing is probably finite: Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Roger Angell, add a few others of your own. But one who shouldn't be forgotten is Mark Kram, and not simply because he may be the greatest writer ever - of sports or anything else - whose name is a palindrome.

Robert Chartoff, Producer of ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Rocky,’ Dies at 81

nytimes.com — Robert Chartoff, half of the powerful Hollywood producing team behind "Rocky" and "Raging Bull" as well as other high-profile dramas, died on Wednesday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 81. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his son William said.

Ron Moody, Actor Best Known as Fagin in ‘Oliver!’, Dies at 91

nytimes.com — Ron Moody, a British character actor who rose to prominence in the role of Fagin, Dickens's guru of thievery, in "Oliver!", the stage and movie versions of "Oliver Twist," died on Thursday. He was 91. His death was confirmed to Variety by his wife, Therese Blackbourn.

Fred Anton Maier, ’68 Olympic Speedskating Champion and World Record Setter, Dies at 76

nytimes.com — Fred Anton Maier, one of Norway's finest athletes in one of its signature sports, who set several world records in speedskating and won Olympic gold at 5,000 meters in Grenoble, France, in 1968, died on Tuesday at his home in southern Norway. He was 76.

Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies; Designer Whose Letters Are Found Everywhere

nytimes.com — Hermann Zapf, whose calling in life - "to create beautiful letters," as one of his students put it - found expression in lush, steady-handed calligraphy and in subtly inventive typefaces that have brought words to readers on paper, on signposts, on monuments and on computer screens for more than half a century, died on Thursday at his home in Darmstadt, Germany.

Meet The Wolfpack: Six Brothers Who Spent Their Entire Childhood Watching Movies

vogue.com — In his 1762 novel Émile, or On Education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau imagined a boy raised in nature, away from the corrupting elements of society. The Wolfpack, Crystal Moselle's fascinating new documentary, is the story of parents who took some of that ideal to heart.

Ronnie Gilbert, member of folk quartet the Weavers, dies

sacbee.com — Ronnie Gilbert, whose crystalline, bold contralto provided distaff ballast for the Weavers, the seminal quartet that helped propel folk music to wide popularity and establish its power as an agent of social change, died Saturday in Mill Valley, California. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her partner, Donna Korones.

Ronnie Gilbert, member of folk quartet the Weavers, dies

miamiherald.com — Ronnie Gilbert, whose crystalline, bold contralto provided distaff ballast for the Weavers, the seminal quartet that helped propel folk music to wide popularity and establish its power as an agent of social change, died Saturday in Mill Valley, California. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her partner, Donna Korones.

Ronnie Gilbert, member of folk quartet the Weavers, dies

charlotteobserver.com — Ronnie Gilbert, whose crystalline, bold contralto provided distaff ballast for the Weavers, the seminal quartet that helped propel folk music to wide popularity and establish its power as an agent of social change, died Saturday in Mill Valley, California. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her partner, Donna Korones.

Ronnie Gilbert, Folk Singer for the Weavers, Dies at 88

nytimes.com — Ronnie Gilbert, whose crystalline, bold contralto provided distaff ballast for the Weavers, the seminal quartet that helped propel folk music to wide popularity and establish its power as an agent of social change, died on Saturday in Mill Valley, Calif. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her partner, Donna Korones.
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Jun 22, 2015

A man, a plan, a canal: Mark Kram Review: ‘Great Men Die Twice,’ a Collection of Sports Reporting by Mark Kram nyti.ms/1H7w7WN

Jun 19, 2015

RT @risenc: Awfully honored to have worked with Patricia Williams Lessane on her op-ed about #Charleston nyti.ms/1Re78kc @nytopinion

Jun 10, 2015

Who's dead? You read him all the time... Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies; Designer Whose Letters Are Found Everywhere nyti.ms/1MmEImz

Jun 07, 2015

Who's dead? The first lady of folk music....Ronnie Gilbert, Folk Singer for the Weavers, Dies at 88 nyti.ms/1GgYhMO

Jun 05, 2015

Who's dead? Another folkie....Will Holt, Who Wrote ‘Lemon Tree,’ Dies at 86 nyti.ms/1GaQYGo

Jun 03, 2015

Who's dead? Judy? Barbra? The next best thing...Jim Bailey, Character Actor in Drag, Dies at 77 nyti.ms/1BJRANV

Jun 03, 2015

@dcwomenkicknass wasn't comparing bailey to jenner...just the eras in which they went public

Jun 02, 2015

Who's dead? Remember I've Got a Secret? Betsy Palmer, 88, Dies; From TV Panelist to ‘Friday the 13th’ Villainess nyti.ms/1BF4Lzx

May 31, 2015

Who's dead? He found a better way to ride a wave...Dave Sweet, a Quiet Pioneer of Surfboarding, Dies at 86 nyti.ms/1By8MG0

May 27, 2015

Who's dead? He built college sports...Walter Byers, Ex-N.C.A.A. Leader Who Rued Corruption, Dies at 93 nyti.ms/1Bq2Te0

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