Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87 – The New York Times

He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “Bonfire of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff,” and pioneered the New Journalism of the 1960s and ’70s.


Margot Kidder, Who Found Movie Stardom in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 69 – The New York Times

Best known in the role of Lois Lane, Ms. Kidder was a sought-after actress in the 1970s and ’80s. She died at her home in Montana.

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia

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After reading about CBS All Access’s upcoming Strange Angel series, I looked up Jack Parsons and learned about NASA’s little-known true connections with dark magic and Scientology.

Source: Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) – Wikipedia

The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art – The New York Times

On a beer-splotched wall of a Midtown sports bar, a forgotten relic from the heyday of cartooning, featuring Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintsone and some jokers from Mad magazine. With cameos by James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.