Latest from Emily Langer

Faye Schulman, partisan photographer who captured Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, dies at 101

Operating in the forests of Eastern Europe, she wielded a camera along with her gun, documenting the partisan cause in riveting historical photographs.
  • May 8, 2021

Helen Murray Free, chemist who revolutionized diabetes testing, dies at 98

With her husband, Alfred Free, she developed a glucose dipstick in 1956 that made diabetes testing easier, more precise and less expensive.
  • May 4, 2021

Martin Bookspan, broadcaster who brought classical music from concert halls into the home, dies at 94

The radio and television announcer was known to millions of classical music aficionados as the voice of the New York Philharmonic and the PBS series “Live From Lincoln Center.”
  • May 4, 2021

Christa Ludwig, reigning mezzo-soprano of the opera stage, dies at 93

Over half a century, the German-born singer became especially known for her interpretations of Mozart, Strauss and Wagner, as well as the lieder of Schubert.
  • Apr 26, 2021

John Richards, bulwark for the apostrophe against grammatical ‘barbarians,’ dies at 97

A retired British newspaperman, he founded the Apostrophe Protection Society to guard against the erosion of a humble yet essential element of the English language.
  • Apr 25, 2021

Lyn Macdonald, acclaimed chronicler of World War I, dies at 91

A former radio producer, she interviewed thousands of veterans for books that made her known as “the recording angel of the common soldier.”
  • Apr 22, 2021

Penelope Laingen, who united nation with yellow ribbons during Iran hostage crisis, dies at 89

The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the towering oak tree outside her home — a symbol of devotion that proliferated across the United States.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Bernard Madoff, mastermind of vast Wall Street Ponzi scheme, dies at 82

Once one of the most sought-after stockbrokers in high finance, he became a symbol of Wall Street greed.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Gianluigi Colalucci, who gave fresh color to Michelangelo’s frescoes, dies at 91

As chief conservator of the Vatican Museums, he led a 14-year restoration of the Sistine Chapel that revealed Michelangelo’s masterpiece as it had not been seen since the 16th century.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Robert Mundell, Nobel-winning economist and architect of Reaganomics, dies at 88

Honored for his contributions to international macroeconomic policy, the Canadian-born economist was also regarded as an intellectual father of the euro.
  • Apr 6, 2021