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March 27, 2013
Deke Richards, 68, who as part of the songwriting and producing team known as the Corporation was responsible for many of the Jackson 5's early hit songs for Motown Records, died Sunday at a hospice in Bellingham, Wash., of esophageal cancer, according to a statement from the Universal Music record label. Richards and the other members of the Corporation -- Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren and Motown founder Berry Gordy -- created and shaped the Jacksons' first three No. 1 hits: "I Want You Back," "ABC" and "The Love You Save.
March 15, 2013 |
Emily Rapp is not one to sugarcoat hard truths, including the brutal diagnosis she and her husband received in January 2011 when they took their then-9-month-old son to a pediatric ophthalmologist because of concerns about developmental delays. Ronan, they were told, had Tay-Sachs disease, which was untreatable and always fatal, usually by age 3. How do you live with such a death sentence? In "The Still Point of the Turning World," Rapp describes forcing herself to think deeply about the unthinkable and adjust to a new reality as she steels herself for inevitable, devastating loss.
October 4, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning Bobbi Brown; Craig Ferguson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Cher Lloyd performs; Anna Kendrick. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Margaret Cuomo; Chris Powell; Pamela Peeke. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Chace Crawford; Mindy Kaling. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Ethan Hawke; Lewis Black; Jackie Evancho; L.A. Reid.
September 2, 2012 |
Mortality Christopher Hitchens Twelve: 104 pp., $22.99 For all that literature is an art of self-exposure, writers tend to back away from impending death. The shelf of firsthand looks at what Janet Hobhouse called "this dying business" is a short one - Hobhouse's searing posthumous novel "The Furies"; Raymond Carver's final collection of poetry, "A New Path to the Waterfall"; John Updike's "Endpoint and Other Poems. " I'm not sure why this is, exactly, other than that dying is a lot of work.
June 4, 2012 |
Richard Dawson, the “Hogan's Heroes” actor and original “Family Feud” host who died Saturday from complications of esophageal cancer, learned of his diagnosis only three weeks before his death, according to his children. “Luckily, he didn't have to go through all the bad treatments and stuff,” son Gary told “Access Hollywood” on Monday, elaborating on a comment made to The Times over the weekend. “He had a heart attack and went in the hospital. He was actually going in for his first radiation treatment when he had a heart attack.” Daughter Shannon said there were no signs before the diagnosis.
December 17, 2011 |
I met Christopher Hitchens only once. It was in 2007, at BookExpo America, the publishing industry trade show, where we both were on a panel about the ethics of book reviewing. Hitchens, who died Thursday of esophageal cancer at age 62, dismissed the very premise of the discussion — ethics, he suggested, was a matter of action more than intention. To illustrate the point, he told the story of someone who had reviewed one of his early efforts badly; when, sometime later, Hitchens was asked to review a book by the same writer, he jumped at the chance.