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.

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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.