Nina Cassian found refuge after the secret police discovered her critical poetry in 1985. She wrote 50 books and translated Shakespeare, Moliere and Bertolt Brecht.
Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died. She was 89.
'In a mythic and poetic way, he explained our origins,' said fellow Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince.
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
As the Boy Scouts' chief executive, John Claerhout was known for his fundraising skills and support for inner-city L.A. teens.
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana.
Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
Doris Webb (August 01, 1916 - February 27, 2014) Surrounded by loving members of her family, Doris LaVerd Tobler Webb peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. During her 97 plus years on this earth, she shared her ta...