Exit the Sandman By Larry Smith
Fond recollections of Morphine's lead singer, the cat with the so-cool countenance.
Mark O'Brien By Lorenzo W. Milam
From age 6, the writer, poet and subject of the Academy Award-winning "Breathing Lessons" had the use of just one muscle in his right foot, one muscle in his neck and one in his jaw. He used them to steer his monster machine and to bang with a stick on the keys of a computer -- to write, cajole, editorialize, storm, cry, laugh and rage.
Mario Puzo By Albert Mobilio
His saga of a Mafia family is one of the most familiar stories in American culture, and Don Vito Corleone surely keeps company with Huck Finn and Jay Gatsby as one of the most indelible icons of American fiction.
The Great American Songbook was his bible, and no one ever brought
the songs to life with a greater combination of dizzying musicianship and dramatic flair.
The San Francisco author of novels and short stories wrote with a generous intelligence that characterized the way she lived her life.
A boy named Shel
A member of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show recalls Shel Silverstein's wicked ways with songs and women.
A highly innovative and influential designer, the onetime editor of Colors magazine died March 2.
Liz Tilberis Harper's Bazaar editor in chief, a legend in the world of fashion, dies of cancer at 51.
His troubled life might serve as a parable of the dark side of the '60s -- but his amazing music lives on.
The jazz world may have written off this mallet instrument pioneer, but his musical legacy speaks for itself.
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