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The New York Times

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Recent:
  • The New York Times
Past:
  • Vanity Fair
  • The Daily Beast

Recent articles by Richard:

Paul Farnes, Last R.A.F. Ace of Battle of Britain, Dies at 101

He was one of the last of “The Few,” the Royal Air Force airmen who defended Britain against the powerful Luftwaffe. → Read More

Dr. Leonard Shengold, 94, Psychoanalyst Who Studied Child Abuse, Dies

He said mistreating and neglecting children amounted to “soul murder” — a deliberate attempt to crush or eradicate the personality of a vulnerable young person. → Read More

Jack Burns, a Comic Force on Camera and Off, Is Dead at 86

He paired with George Carlin, was the pompous half of a memorable comedy team with Avery Schreiber and had a second career as a producer and writer. → Read More

Leila Janah, Entrepreneur Who Hired the Poor, Dies at 37

A child of Indian immigrants, she created digital jobs that pay a living wage to thousands in Africa and India, believing that the poor are an untapped resource. → Read More

Bill Ray, Photographer of Indelible Moments, Dies at 83

He captured Marilyn Monroe singing “Happy birthday, Mr. President,” Elvis Presley as an Army private, scenes of war and urban unrest, and much more. → Read More

Carol Serling, Rod’s Wife and Tender of ‘Twilight Zone’ Flame, Dies at 90

Rod Serling, who created “The Twilight Zone,” died in 1975. His wife — in publishing, academic and screen ventures — helped keep his spirit alive. → Read More

Norma Tanega, Who Sang About a Cat Named Dog, Dies at 80

She had only one hit record, but it was a memorable one: a quirkily titled song about freedom, dreaming and her cat, who really was named Dog. → Read More

George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million. → Read More

Betty Pat Gatliff, Whose Forensic Art Solved Crimes, Dies at 89

She used clay to reconstruct the faces of the missing and murdered, in the hope of helping police departments learn who they were. → Read More

Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Crusader for School Integration, Dies at 46

She challenged privileged white parents to send their children to schools with predominantly black and Latino student bodies. → Read More

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83

She found inspiration in her Georgia upbringing and in Atlanta’s evolution into a major postwar city. → Read More

Paule Marshall, Influential Black Novelist, Dies at 90

A child of Barbadian immigrants, Ms. Marshall drew on her upbringing to animate the lives of her characters, many of them strong women. → Read More

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help. → Read More

Eighty Years On, Lou Gehrig’s Words Reverberate

There is little record of the speech known as baseball’s Gettysburg Address, but there is that movie. → Read More

Bob Dorian, Genial Guide to Old Films on AMC, Is Dead at 85

A movie buff since childhood, Mr. Dorian was an actor, a magician and a disc jockey before joining the channel as prime-time host in 1984. → Read More

Suzan Pitt, 75, Wildly Inventive Animation Filmmaker, Dies

Ms. Pitt’s short films were vivid, immersive fantasies influenced by her dreams, underground comics and the cartoons of Max Fleischer. → Read More

Le Anne Schreiber, 73, Dies; a First Among Sports Editors

She was the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper’s sports section — that of The New York Times. She was later an ombudswoman for ESPN. → Read More

Stanton T. Friedman, Scientist Who Tracked U.F.O.s, Dies at 84

He was a nuclear physicist until reports of Earth visits by space aliens seized his imagination. He never met one, but he believed, gaining renown. → Read More

Martin Kilson, Scholar and Racial Pathbreaker at Harvard, Dies at 88

A leader in African-American studies and a follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was the university’s first tenured black professor and a mentor to many. → Read More

John Singleton, ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Director, Dies at 51

His first film, which he began shooting when he was in his early 20s, earned an Oscar nomination for best director — the first for an African-American. → Read More