May 17, 2017 - Liberal democracy is not dead, but it's not well. From Hungary to Poland to even the United States, far-right populists have won power, and, in a few cases, are busy consolidating it. In some sense, it shouldn't be too surprising that the worst economic crisis since the 1930s has led to the worst political crisis […]
Sep 01, 2017 -
Shelley Berman, who tapped into the neuroses and frustrations of post-World War II America and brought an actor's sensibility to his monologues to become one of the top comedians of the late 1950s and early ’60s, died Friday at his home near Thousand Oaks.
Berman, who acted throughout his career...
May 27, 2017 - Mr. Johnson, the author of “Jesus’ Son,” peopled his novels, stories and poems with drifters, addicts, inmates and spies.
May 02, 2017 - Professor Dreyfus’s 1972 book “What Computers Can’t Do” made him a scourge and eventually an inspiration to researchers in artificial intelligence.
Aug 01, 2017 - Hudson never had a chance.
Apr 25, 2017 - A Utah man who was denied a lung transplant in his home state after doctors found a trace of marijuana in his system has died.
Jul 05, 2018 - Mr. Schultz was the host of a conservative radio show before moving to the left and joining MSNBC in 2009. In recent years his politics shifted again.
Jan 02, 2019 -
Emmy Award-winning writer Bob Einstein, who was best known as cocky stuntman Super Dave Osborne and Larry David’s newly devout friend, Marty Funkhouser, on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died. He was 76.
Einstein died at home in Indian Wells, Calif., on Wednesday, shortly after being diagnosed...
Apr 28, 2017 - An 8-year-old boy has died after a heavy flower box fell on him outside his Brooklyn home, police said.
May 15, 2017 -
In 1995, talent manager Brad Grey started pitching the major television networks on an edgy show about a depressed middle-aged mobster. Everybody turned him down.
Using the salesmanship skills that became his calling card, Grey finally persuaded Chris Albrecht, then HBO’s head of original programming,...