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Open Thread:  R.I.P My Friend, John Pinette
John Pinette, a friend and an incredible comedian has passed away at the age of 50 on Saturday afternoon. He will be sorely missed. Read more...
Very sad and tragic news on Michael Hastings passing: Read more...
If anyone missed this over the holiday, it's a very heartwarming story about actor Jack Klugman's real legacy and how he managed to roll obstructionist Sen. Orrin Hatch: Jack Klugman’s secret, lifesaving legacy: The actor Jack Klugman died on Read more...
Ray Bradbury Explains Fahrenheit 451 In 1958.
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) r.i.p. - explains the premise to his milestone novel, Fahrenheit 451. From an interview done in 1958. Read more...
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles Special: Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
Newstalgia Pop Chronicles Special - Maurice Sendak (1928-2012), a remembrance via NPR's Fresh Air Program from earlier today (May 8th). Read more...

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"Kim Has Left The Shambles" Kim Jong Il - Dead At 69. . .Or 70.
News on the death of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il, dead at 69 or 70 (depending on who you read). Read more...
Nights At The Roundtable - Dobie Gray (RIP) - 1973
Nights at the Roundtable featuring Dobie Gray, who passed away last night at the age of 71. Read more...
September 28, 1970 - All About Nasser.
News of the day for September 28, 1970 - news of the death of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser from a heart attack at the age of 52. News and reactions to his death and its implications for the Middle East. Nixon visit Rome. Kent State re-opens for the new semester. Author John dos Pasos, is dead at 74. Read more...
From Democracy Now -- Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic: The distinguished scholar and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson has died. He passed away in California on Saturday afternoon at the age of 79. Read more...
Abbey Lincoln - August 6, 1930 - August 14, 2010
(Abbey Lincoln - fearless and timeless) [media id=17820] With the sad news today of the passing of Jazz legend and Civil Rights Activist Abbey Lin Read more...