Latest from T. Rees Shapiro

Larry King, TV host who gave boldface names a cozy forum, dies at 87

The broadcaster reigned on cable news for a quarter-century, giving guests a haven to spill their secrets, hype their projects and soften their image.
  • Jan 23, 2021

George Blake, notorious Cold War double agent who helped Soviets, dies at 98

The British spy escaped from a London prison after he was found guilty of betraying secrets to the Soviets.
  • Dec 26, 2020

Sean Connery, who brought James Bond to life on film, dies at 90

His charismatic swagger enlivened dozens of other movies including his Oscar-winning performance in “The Untouchables.”
  • Oct 31, 2020

Hosni Mubarak dies at 91. His autocratic rule of Egypt ended with a citizens’ revolt.

Mubarak, 91, had kept a tight grip on his country through three decades of repression, corruption and cronyism, only to be deposed by the military after massive street protests.
  • Feb 25, 2020

Penny Marshall, sitcom star and hitmaking director of ‘A League of Their Own,’ dies at 75

She starred on “Laverne & Shirley” before turning to filmmaking with such crowd-pleasers as “Big” with Tom Hanks and “A League of Their Own” with Geena Davis.
  • Dec 18, 2018

Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA overhaul as director of central intelligence, dies at 94

As President Carter’s director of central intelligence, he also played critical role in Iranian hostage crisis.
  • Jan 18, 2018

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s authoritarian leader snared in proxy-war intrigue, dies at 75

Forced from power after a violent uprising but returned to prominence as a militia leader in the country’s ongoing civil war.
  • Dec 4, 2017

Death, famine, war and conquest in an American frat

John Hechinger delves into the turbulent history of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
  • Sep 28, 2017

As Rolling Stone owner seeks sale, magazine must battle defamation suit

Appeals court ruling means lawsuit by three alumni of Phi Kappa Psi can proceed.
  • Sep 21, 2017

Caffeinated sodas heading to Brigham Young campus

Caffeinated sodas such as Coca-Cola will be sold at Brigham Young University for the first time since the 1950s.
  • Sep 21, 2017
LOAD MORE