Children’s author Maurice Sendak dies at age 83

“Thanks for the magic.” The NY Times reports: “Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in […]

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron dies: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

[youtube=http://youtu.be/kZvWt29OG0s] (excerpt from) LA Times Gil Scott-Heron dies; influential poet/musician helped inspire rap Gil Scott-Heron, whose late 1960s and early ’70s poetry set to rhythmic jazz music, especially “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” was one of the most important and obvious inspirations for rap music, has died, according to his British publisher… Ron Carter, […]

Natasha Pettigrew, Green Party candidate, dies at age 30

Natasha Pettigrew, a 30 year-old Senate candidate from Maryland, has died as the result of a car accident on Sunday. Announcement at gp.org: here Maryland Green Party Shocked and Saddened by the Loss of Natasha Pettigrew September 21, 2010 The Maryland Green Party is shocked and saddened by the loss of Natasha Pettigrew, the party’s […]

Radio and tv broadcaster Paul Harvey dies at 90

(excerpt from) Chicago Sun Times Paul Harvey dies at 90 by Neil Steinberg / March 1, 2009 Paul Harvey, the most listened-to broadcaster in America, whose shows originating from Chicago were heard by 18 million people every day, is dead at age 90. Harvey died Saturday at a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., where he had […]

Co-founder of Snapple dies

KW: I always liked Snapple because it started out as a small company, it had creative and wholesome marketing strategies, and juice is better than soda. I think that the popularity of Snapple was a turning point in getting Americans to look for more healthy drink choices than just cola. I had not realized that […]