When Monique and her sisters started dating, their dad would run their dates’ license plates and check for bald tires.
“If their vehicle passed inspection, they were invited into the house where shotguns, harpoons and sheep ‘nutters’ were left clearly on display,” the obituary says.
Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often crushing experience of black women — through luminous, incantatory prose resembling that of no other writer in English, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.
John Paul Stevens, a moderate Republican and former antitrust lawyer from Chicago who evolved into a savvy and sometimes passionate leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing and became the third-longest-serving justice on the court before he retired in 2010, died July 16 at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 99.
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Died: July 12, 2019 (Who else died on July 12?)
Details of death: Died in London in an electric scooter accident at the age of 35.
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Hartridge on the genesis of her “10 Reasons Why” series: “I was having a bad time—I had no TV work and I had just been dumped. One day I was on a bus and saw a young boy who looked happy and I felt jealous, so I went home and made a video called 10 Reasons Why I Wish I Was 12 Again and posted it on YouTube.” —from a 2014 interview with Metro
Rip Torn, who earned a glowing reputation as a versatile actor on both stage and screen, but who never quite shed a less savory one as an inveterate troublemaker, died on Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Conn. He was 88.