Apr 17, 2014 — The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
Apr 17, 2014 — Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.
Apr 11, 2014 — Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester made a name for himself in the '70s and counted among his fans Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello. Winchester has died at 69 after a battle with cancer.
Apr 9, 2014 — Marian Anderson, the famous African-American contralto, gave a famous performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago today.
Apr 7, 2014 — The trombonist and three fellow musicians from Houston started one of jazz's most popular groups in the 1960s. As the times changed, so did their music — and their success magnified further.
Apr 7, 2014 — Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of the career of Mickey Rooney, who died at 93.
Apr 7, 2014 — Mourners left more than 600 pairs of sneakers at the site, shoes that held deeply personal meanings for runners before the race.
Apr 7, 2014 — Fresh Air listens back to our 1989 interview with Snow Leopard author and Paris Review co-founder Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86. His new novel In Paradise comes out Tuesday.
Apr 7, 2014 — Pioneering black journalist Chuck Stone died over the weekend. Philip Meyer pays tribute to his former colleague from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Apr 7, 2014 — The Brown Bird singer, who played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country, died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.