Kathy Boudin: Weather Underground radical who reformed behind bars

Kathy Boudin, who has died aged 78, was an activist and former member of Weather Underground, a radical group formed in opposition to the Vietnam War which sought to overthrow American imperialism through violent revolt.Following her involvement in a robbery and subsequent incarceration, she emerged from prison transformed and went on to teach at the Columbia University Centre for Justice.Kathy Boudin was born in Manhattan in 1943, the daughter of Jean Boudin, a poet, and Leonard Boudin, a socialist lawyer. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, majoring in Russian studies.Weather Underground was formed in 1969, as a breakaway...
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Andrew Symonds obituary

Andrew Symonds, who has died aged 46 following a single-car accident in North Queensland, played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia when they were the best team in the world at both. In any other era he would probably have doubled his tally of caps, and had he been a little more circumspect in his enthusiasm for post-match revelry might have sat alongside Keith Miller and Richie Benaud as one of his country’s greatest all-round cricketers. Instead, he had to settle for the perch just below.

Gloria Randall obituary

My mother, Gloria Randall, who has died aged 91, was a social worker who was attuned to the particular needs of Jewish refugee clients, having fled Nazi persecution aged eight. As a pioneer in the social work field of the new NHS, she was also a team leader in complex family care cases.

Joan Didion’s Magic Trick

This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday. Sign up for it here. “Think of this as a travel piece,” she might have written. “Imagine it in Sunset magazine: ‘Five Great California...

Passage: In memoriam

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Fred Ward, remembered for the films "The Right Stuff," "Henry & June" and "Tremors."

Obituary: Wiener Staatsoper Soprano Renate Holme Dies at 90

On April 21, soprano Renate Holm died at the age of 90. Born in Berlin on August 10, 1931, the soprano decided to become an opera singer at age 12, when she saw a film version of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Maria Cebotari. In 1943, women with...

Naomi Judd remembered in song and tears at public memorial

(CNN) — Remarks and music with lyrics about love, loss and heaven were a common thread throughout the public memorial held for Naomi Judd Sunday at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. CMT aired the emotional event for the singer and songwriter who died by suicide in April at the...

Ronald George Poston

Ronald George Poston, 84, passed away peacefully May 6, surrounded by his loving family. . Ron was born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1937. During World War II he evacuated to the countryside, and then grew up in a series of stately manors across England and Wales where his mother was a cook.He attended Brewood Grammar School, which was founded in the 15th Century, and he gained a metallurgical engineering degree from Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now the University of Wolverhampton.)

Christopher Guy Edmond Bamford, 78, of Mt. Washington

Christopher Guy Edmond Bamford, beloved author, translator, book collector, scholar, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died at his Mt. Washington, Massachusetts home on May 13, 2022, surrounded by family. He was 78. Christopher was Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for SteinerBooks and Lindisfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he lectured and...

Shivkumar Sharma obituary

Shivkumar Sharma, who has died aged 84, was one of the great innovators of Indian music, a virtuoso instrumentalist and composer who was known both for his Bollywood film music and for his classical work, and who succeeded in introducing a new instrument, the santoor, to Indian classical music. It...