Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 8:09 pm
Marcella Hazan, whose cookbooks helped revolutionize Americans' conceptions of what real Italian cooking tastes like, died Sunday at her home in Longboat Key, Fla. She was 89.
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:08 am
The news media has lost another trailblazer.
Two months after the death of Helen Thomas, another woman who broke important barriers in Washington's press corps has passed away.
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.
Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 1:08 pm
For those of us of a certain age, Hiroshi Yamauchi brings fond memories of childhood triumph. His name was always in the end credits of Nintendo games during the company's heyday in the '80s and '90s.
Yamauchi, who was president of Nintendo from 1949 to 2002, re-imagined the Kyoto-based firm from a playing-card company to a pioneer in the video game industry. Yamauchi died Thursday at age 85.
David Sheff, author of Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered The World, says Yamauchi was a ruthless business man who, nonetheless, had a knack for picking talent.
Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 8:24 am
"Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County," the Los Angeles Times writes.
She was 50.