I write obituaries for The New York Times and I'm the author of Life Is A Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Tim Hauser, the Founder of the Manhattan Transfer, Dies at 72

nytimes.com — Tim Hauser, a singer and showman who founded the Manhattan Transfer, a Grammy-winning vocal group that brought four-part harmonies to several decades' worth of American popular songs, died on Thursday in Sayre, Pa. He was 72. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his sister, Fayette.

"Let's Get Lost" - TRAILER

vimeo.com — This is ""Let's Get Lost" - TRAILER" by Bruce Weber on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Jerrie Mock, first solo female pilot to circumnavigate globe

twincities.com — By Bruce WeberNew York Times Posted: 10/05/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/05/2014 09:11:18 PM CDT Jerrie Mock, who as a relatively untested pilot accomplished in 1964 what Amelia Earhart could not -- becoming the first woman to fly solo around the world -- died Tuesday at her home in Quincy, Fla., near Tallahassee.

Jerrie Mock, First Solo Female Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe, Dies at 88

nytimes.com — Jerrie Mock, who as a relatively untested pilot accomplished in 1964 what Amelia Earhart could not - becoming the first woman to fly solo around the world - died on Tuesday at her home in Quincy, Fla., near Tallahassee. She was 88. Her grandson Chris Flocken confirmed her death.

Ray Lambrecht, Collector of Chevrolets, Is Dead at 96

nytimes.com — Ray Lambrecht, a small-town Chevrolet dealer who became far better known for the cars he kept than the ones he sold, died on Sept. 22 at his home in Pierce, Neb., across the street from the auto dealership he owned and operated for 50 years. He was 96.

Sheldon Patinkin, Force in Chicago Theater, Dies at 79

nytimes.com — Sheldon Patinkin, a writer, director and teacher who helped shape the theatrical life of Chicago over half a century, died there on Sept. 21. He was 79. He had suffered a heart attack three days earlier, his brother, Norman, said in confirming the death.

Michael Harari, Israeli Agent Likened to James Bond, Dies at 87

nytimes.com — Michael Harari, an Israeli intelligence agent who led the hit squad that was sent to avenge the murders of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, died on Sept. 21 in Tel Aviv. He was 87.

John Slattery, a Longtime TV Newsman, Dies at 63

nytimes.com — John Slattery, a television newsman who reported on New York City and its environs for 35 years, covering stories from petty crimes to the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, died late Wednesday or early Thursday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He was 63.

Alastair Reid, a Restless Poet and Essayist, Is Dead at 88

nytimes.com — Alastair Reid, a Scottish-born, insistently peripatetic poet, translator and essayist who wrote of far-flung places (among other things) for The New Yorker over more than half a century, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 88. The cause was a gastric bleed he suffered during treatment for pneumonia, said his wife, Leslie Clark.

Debo With a Blue Dress On

vanityfair.com — Deborah "Debo" Devonshire, 90, is the youngest and sole surviving member of Britain's famous Mitford sisters. Her memoirs, just out, are called Wait for Me!- her little-girl cry when she ran after the older ones. She eventually caught up.
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Oct 05, 2014

@hawkeyelovely you're welcome. Thx for the note. have a great ride and stay safe.

Oct 01, 2014

@dansewell this is bruce weber at the ny times, dan. will you please pass along a number for chris flocken? thx. weber@nytimes.com

Oct 01, 2014

Who's dead? Need an old Corvair? Ray Lambrecht, Collector of Chevrolets, Is Dead at 96 nyti.ms/YS4oUW

Oct 01, 2014

@412Michelle quite a memory you have. i rather like the bucs myself, especially mccutcheon. he's the real deal. good luck tonight.

Sep 26, 2014

Who's dead? Traveler, poet, translator... Alastair Reid, a Restless Poet and Essayist, Is Dead at 88 nyti.ms/1svReL3

Sep 24, 2014

Who's dead? An underappreciated Sixer….Caldwell Jones, Artful Center, Dies at 64 nyti.ms/1ukCbEa

Sep 12, 2014

Who's dead? No star was bigger ...Richard Kiel Dies at 74; Played Jaws in Bond Films nyti.ms/1qLoRWY

Sep 10, 2014

Who's dead? Poor Marvin, a pre-Rodman Rodman… Marvin Barnes, Enigmatic Basketball Player, Dies at 62 nyti.ms/WGwfGr

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