The Vegetarians Who Turned Into Butchers – The New York Times

How several former vegans and vegetarians across the country came to see meat as their calling.

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Leon Redbone, Idiosyncratic Throwback Singer, Is Dead at 69 – The New York Times

He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.

Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity. – The New York Times

Now Peter Max’s associates are trading lurid allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut and art fraud on the high seas.

Pennsylvania declares May 23 ‘1-4-3 Day’ in memory of Fred Rogers

It is the 143rd day of the year, a number Mr. Rogers would use to express “I love you.” The governor of Pennsylvania has dedicated today to Mr. Rogers and acts of kindness in his memory.

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.