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Obituary: Miriam Bienstock / Co-founder of Atlantic Records

post-gazette.com — Miriam Bienstock, a co-founder of Atlantic Records who ran the business side of the company in its formative years, helping to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry, died on March 21 at her home in New York City's Manhattan borough. She was 92.

Miriam Bienstock, Co-Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies at 92

nytimes.com — Miriam Bienstock, a co-founder of Atlantic Records who ran the business side of the company in its formative years, helping to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry, died on March 21 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.

Spring's Best Gladiator Sandals on Gigi Hadid and Jessica Hart

vogue.com — The judges have spoken: The winningest weekend look for spring (and on into summer) is a long, airy, bohemian dress worn with high-laced gladiator sandals-and among good company.

Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93

nytimes.com — Gene Saks, an actor who switched to stage and film directing in midcareer, winning three Tony Awards and becoming the leading interpreter of the plays of Neil Simon, died on Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 93. The cause was pneumonia, his wife, Keren, said.

Tomas Transtromer, Crystalline Swedish Poet, Dies at 83

nytimes.com — Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011 for a body of work known for shrewd metaphors couched in deceptively spare language, crystalline descriptions of natural beauty and explorations of the mysteries of identity and creativity, died on Thursday in Stockholm. He was 83.

William King, Sculptor Who Used Wit, Dies at 90

nytimes.com — William King, a sculptor in a variety of materials whose human figures traced social attitudes through the last half of the 20th century, often poking sly and poignant fun at human follies and foibles, died on March 4 at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 90.

Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese Cartoonist of Dark Stories, Is Dead at 79

nytimes.com — Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a Japanese cartoonist whose dark, psychologically astute tales helped establish the genre of adult comics and graphic novels, died on Saturday in Tokyo. He was 79. The cause was cancer, said Peggy Burns, a spokeswoman for Drawn & Quarterly, Mr. Tatsumi's English-language publisher.

Terry Pratchett, Popular Fantasy Novelist, Dies at 66

nytimes.com — Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy novelist whose more than 70 books include the 40-volume series known as Discworld, died on Thursday at his home near Salisbury, England. He was 66. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, Suzanne Bridson, an editor at Transworld Publishers, said in an email.

Lisa Bonchek Adams Dies at 45; Chronicled Fight With Breast Cancer

nytimes.com — "I am waiting for test and scan results, laying low after a busy and stressful week," Lisa Bonchek Adams wrote on her blog in 2013, one of hundreds of posts to go along with thousands of Twitter messages documenting her life after she learned she had breast cancer in 2007, when she was 37.

Anthony R. Cucci, Jersey City Mayor, Dies at 92

nytimes.com — Anthony R. Cucci, whose term as mayor of Jersey City was rife with the bitterness of local politics and colored with sidelights both tragic and comic, died on Thursday in Jersey City. He was 92. His death was confirmed by a nephew, Robert Pollara.
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Mar 29, 2015

Who's dead? He shaped stage comedy....Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93 nyti.ms/1Dgfvdw

Mar 28, 2015

Who's dead? A Nobel winning poet...Tomas Transtromer Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1I1oAVq

Mar 27, 2015

"Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist" is the number one new cycling release on Amazon amazon.com/gp/new-release…

Mar 19, 2015

Any New England fans of Life Is a Wheel: I'm reading Fri at 7 at Wheelworks in Belmont, MA, and Sun at 2 at R.J. Julia Books in Madison, CT

Mar 17, 2015

Cool (and very surprising) news! Life Is a Wheel on the long list for Pen Literary awards in sports writing category. pen.org/blog/longlists…

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