Faith Ringgold, Pioneering Black Quilt Author and Artist, Dies at 93

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Faith Ringgold, an award-winning author and artist who broke barriers for Black women artists and became known for her richly colorful and detailed quilts that combine painting, textiles and storytelling, has died. She was 93 years old. The artist’s assistant, Grace Matthews, told The Associated Press that Ringgold died Friday … Read more

Robert MacNeil, Creator and First Anchor of PBS’s ‘NewsHour’ Nightly Newscast, Dies at 93

[ad_1] NEW YORK – Robert MacNeil, who created the straightforward, impartial PBS newscast “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” in the 1970s and co-anchored the program with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died Friday. He was 93 years old. MacNeil died of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Alison MacNeil. MacNeil … Read more

Robert MacNeil, host of PBS’s Earnest News, dies at 93

[ad_1] Robert MacNeil, the Canadian-born journalist who anchored sober evening newscasts for more than two decades on PBS as co-anchor of “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report,” which later expanded as “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour,” died early Friday in Manhattan. . He was 93 years old. His death, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was confirmed by his daughter Alison MacNeil. MacNeil … Read more

John Barth, writer who pushed the limits of storytelling, dies at 93

[ad_1] John Barth, who, believing that old literary conventions were exhausted, pushed the boundaries of storytelling with imaginative, intricately woven novels like “The Sot-Weed Factor” and “Giles Goat-Boy,” died Tuesday at a nursing home. palliatives in Bonita. Springs, Florida. He was 93 years old. His death was confirmed by his wife, Shelly Barth. Before beginning … Read more