Architect Michael Graves brought a whimsical, postmodern style to monumental buildings and even health care facilities. But he also designed practical, popular household goods, including a famous whistling teapot. To remember the architect, who died Thursday at the age of 80, Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Ivy of the American Institute of Architects about how he left his mark. Continue reading
The Rev. Willie T. Barrow, known for her lifetime of work in civil rights and other causes, died early Thursday at the age of 90. She had been in declining health. Continue reading
Terry Pratchett, author of more than 70 books including the popular Discworld fantasy series, has died at his home, his publisher said Thursday. Continue reading
Sam Simon, a television producer and writer who also co-developed the long-running series “The Simpsons”, died on Sunday at the age of 59.
Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles died Thursday night after a 60-year long career that deeply affected the conversations around nonfiction filmmaking, conversations about truth, accuracy, bias and exploitation. Here are clips from seven films that define his unflinching style.
Albert Maysles, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer a new set of documentary conventions, died Thursday night at his home in Manhattan. Maysles, who made films with his brother David, is best known for his for his cinema verite documentaries “Grey Gardens,” Gimme Shelter” and “Salesman.” Continue reading
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine has died at age 87. A former auto factory worker, Levine often wrote about working class life. He published more than 20 volumes of verse and was named U.S. poet laureate from 2011 to 2012. We revisit a 2010 profile of Levine by Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading
Philip Levine, a former auto worker turned acclaimed poet, died Saturday. He was 87. His death was caused by complications from pancreatic cancer, the New York Times reported. Levine was perhaps best known for tackling the world of the working-class through … Continue reading
In 1966, Edward Brooke became the first African-American elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Known for his bipartisan efforts, the Massachusetts Republican served two terms and helped pave the way for future politicians of color. Gwen Ifill remembers the achievements of the late senator, who died over the weekend at the age of 95. Continue reading