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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:40:00 -0400Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Critics called Barris "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste."
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:46:00 -0400For the author, the child of an immigrant, the discovery of Berry's songs — two decades after they were recorded — decoded the meaning of American youth culture.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400Trisha Brown, a choreographer who cemented the traditions of American postmodern dance, has died. She was 80. Brown is remembered by her colleagues for her dedication, attention to detail and art.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400Silvers co-founded the journal with Barbara Epstein in 1963. It quickly became a leading forum where authors and critics grappled with cultural issues — and with each other.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:41:00 -0400The grandson of an oil baron, Rockefeller made his own name as the chief of Chase Manhattan Bank. But he was known nearly as well for his prodigious collections — of art, contacts and even beetles.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0400The legendary guitarist, songwriter and singer died Saturday at the age of 90. Rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Berry's music and career. Originally broadcast in May 2008.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:10:00 -0400Chuck Berry is being remembered as the man who taught the world rock and roll. Berry, who died at age 90, dared to swagger, crafted the guitar riff and emphasized storytelling.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:10:00 -0400Breslin was the tabloid voice of the little guy, famous for celebrating gritty New York City characters in newspaper columns, as well as several books of fiction and non-fiction.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:34:00 -0400Jimmy Breslin was an old school reporter. His techniques are still taught in journalism schools today as he continues to inspire new reporters to find the gravediggers, and tell their stories.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:10:00 -0400Chuck Berry, one of the founders of rock and roll, died Saturday night at age 90. Almost immediately, the tributes started rolling in from some of the most famous names in music.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to author and record producer Chuck Granata about Chuck Berry, who has died at age 90.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400Poet Derek Walcott died this past week. Actor Tom Hiddleston reads his poem, "Love After Love."
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:02 -0400Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro remembers the musician with a moment of music.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400Legendary musician Chuck Berry helped defined early rock 'n' roll has died. He was 90. NPR guest host Ray Suarez speaks with Rolling Stone music critic Peter Guralnick about his life and influence.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0400In the 1950s and '60s, rock climber Royal Robbins put up big wall routes on cliffs in the Yosemite Valley that nobody had ever imagined. He also wrote influential books on climbing, and helped change rock climbing practices to be more environmentally sensitive. Robbins died on Tuesday at the age of 82.