Celebrity chef, TV host Bourdain dies of suicide at 61

Celebrity chef, TV host Bourdain dies of suicide at 61

(Reuters) – U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61. Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from washing dishes at New York restaurants to dining in […]

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

(Reuters) – Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said. Roth died in New York City at 10:30 p.m. local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie […]

Smithsonian Leader Who Helped Launch the American Indian Museum Dies at 91

Smithsonian Leader Who Helped Launch the American Indian Museum Dies at 91

Robert McCormick Adams, who served as the ninth-number Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1984 through 1994, died Saturday, January 27, in Chula Vista, California. He was 91. Passionate about his causes and compassionate toward his coworkers, Adams was a serious academic who eschewed the ivory tower in favor of bettering the lives of those around […]

How Freedom Dies

How Freedom Dies

It is easy to be distracted right now by the circus politics that dominate the news headlines. But stop being distracted. Don’t be fooled, not even a little, no matter how tempting it seems to just take a peek. Why? We’re being subjected to the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of […]

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta. Local media say one of her sons heard […]