Apr 6, 2014 — Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia.
Mar 31, 2014 — His innovations helped thousands of people enjoy life on and in the water. Alter helped perfect a foam-core surfboard in the 1950s. Then he designed an iconic catamaran.
Mar 16, 2014 — When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."
Mar 9, 2014 — William Clay Ford, a descendant of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died at age 88. He bought the NFL team in 1963.
Feb 12, 2014 — The multitalented Sid Caesar, who took live and complex comedy skits on the air as a pioneer in 1950s TV, has died at 91. Caesar, who established a new comedic tradition in America before he was 30, died in Los Angeles this week.
Feb 10, 2014 — Sociologist and public intellectual Stuart Hall, who helped shape conversations about race and gender, has died at 82. For decades, the Jamaican-born Hall taught at Britain's Birmingham University.
Feb 6, 2014 — Ralph Kiner, a home run-hitting Hall of Famer who starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates and later helped define the New York Mets' broadcasts, has died at 91. He was a frequent all-star who later became a favorite of Mets fans and players.
Jan 9, 2014 — Born LeRoi Jones, the influential poet and award-winning playwright didn't shy away from social criticism and controversy.
Oct 26, 2013 — Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
Jul 31, 2013 — His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.