Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82 – The New York Times

Translating is “like acting,” said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.


Mary Midgley, 99, Moral Philosopher for the General Reader, Is Dead – The New York Times

Writing into her 90s — her last book was published last month — Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement from Sesame Street – Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop honors Spinney’s remarkable fifty-year career performing iconic characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (New York, NY – October 17, 2018) – Puppeteer Caroll Spinney today announced that he is stepping down from the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, which he has performed on Sesame Street since its 1969 premiere. …

Source: Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement from Sesame Street – Sesame Workshop

Will Vinton, Revolutionary Animator With Claymation, Dies at 70 – The New York Times

He and a partner won an Oscar with a stop-motion technique using clay figures, the likes of which found a wide audience in the California Raisins commercials.

Walter Mischel, 88, Psychologist Famed for Marshmallow Test, Dies – The New York Times

Dr. Mischel’s experiments with preschoolers and sweets zeroed in on the importance of delayed gratification, and his insights changed the study of personality.