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Post Mortem: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

Joan Hinton, American in China

Joan Hinton, one of the most fascinating people I've written about in a while, died June 8 in Beijing at the age of 88. As of this writing on Friday, June 11, no other news source has the story of this remarkable (and, in the view of many, remarkably self-deluded)...

By Matt Schudel  |  June 11, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Goodbye

World Series pitcher Jerry Stephenson has died. He joined the Red Sox right out of high school in 1961 and made his debut at 19. In his game 4 Series appearance, the right hander allowed two runs and three hits in two innings. Ralph Arnold "Sonny" Oliphant, a professional rodeo...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 9, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Marvin Isley, one of the famous brothers

Terence McArdle, a Post staffer who is also a working singer/guitarist, reports on the death of Marvin Isley, one of the Isley Brothers: Marvin Isley, 56, the bassist who helped the rhythm 'n' blues vocal trio the Isley Brothers reinvent themselves as a self-contained band and was featured on such...

By Matt Schudel  |  June 8, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Himan Brown, radio drama and your brain

It's hard not to sit in front of the computer all day without wondering what it's doing to your brain. Clicking from email to Facebook to some fascinating story in an obscure journal somewhere, falling into the fabulous YouTube abyss, clicking back to email and why not check the latest...

By Emma Brown  |  June 8, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Daily Goodbye

Himan Brown, legendary producer of radio dramas such as "Inner Sanctum Mysteries," "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" and "The Adventures of the Thin Man," died June 4 at his home in Manhattan. He was 99. Mr. Brown had been telling stories on the radio since radio was the world's most cutting-edge...

By Emma Brown  |  June 7, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Goodbye

William Meriwether took more than 20,000 black and white photographs of the Wild West. He crossed Colorado, New Mexico and Utah where he pointed his lens at adobe houses, cattle herds, trees and the grasslands. His uniform included the prerequisite blue jeans and cowboy hat, and he liked add flare...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 7, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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