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Some of his most acclaimed verses concerned the death of his wife, fellow poet Jane Kenyon.

  • Jun 24, 2018

“His actions,” one historian said, “helped make it easier for a generation of gay people to come out and be openly gay.”

  • Jun 22, 2018

Scorning disciplinary boundaries, he wrote about screwball comedies and the tragedy “King Lear.”

  • Jun 21, 2018

He was clubbed by an ax-wielding counterprotester in Alabama and later wrote a book on Henry Kissinger.

  • Jun 19, 2018

He described himself as a naval officer, not a Nazi, and later met with the families of his wartime victims.

  • Jun 18, 2018

He channeled the militant social criticism of the Black Power movement into music.

  • Jun 14, 2018

He was credited with leading NPR “to a position of undisputed leadership in American radio news.” His career took him from the academy to the State Department to the presidency of Wesleyan University.

  • Jun 13, 2018

The education programs she led helped teach thousands of African Americans about basic rights of citizenship.

  • Jun 12, 2018

One of the finest photojournalists of the 20th century, he had “a genius for the impossible.”

  • Jun 7, 2018

Here are six spots that make for a perfect day-long escape.

  • Jul 14, 2016
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