Zsa Zsa, Reigning 'World's Ugliest Dog,' Has Died


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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/627958608/zsa-zsa-reigning-world-s-ugliest-dog-has-died?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=remembrances">https://www.npr.org/2018/07/11/627958608/zsa-zsa-reigning-world-s-ugliest-dog-has-died?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=remembrances</a></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/07/11/gettyimages-982500150_wide-65d48aef34ea79c44dbcdd01c42ad6480b46cad6.jpg?s=600' alt='Zsa Zsa, seen here being held by her owner, Megan Brainard, died some two weeks after winning the World's Ugliest Dog contest in California.'/><p>"I'm sad to share that Zsa Zsa passed away in her sleep last night," reads a message from her owner, Megan Brainard, a pet groomer in Minnesota. </p><p>(Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=627958608' />

Hollywood And Tab Hunter: The Marriage That Ended Amicably


Boy in the Sand: Tab Hunter, who died on July 8th, hits the beach, circa 1955.

The '50s heartthrob who lived a closeted life during the peak of popularity survived the end of the Hollywood studio system by refusing to make many of the compromises his fellow gay actors did.

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Remembering Steve Ditko: Forget Kirby Dots, Let's Talk Ditko Sparkles


Cover of Captain Atom #78 (December 1965). Co-created by Steve Ditko, the nuclear-powered hero left a wake of ... stars? Sparkles? Glitter? ... in his fabulous wake.

The idiosyncratic co-creator of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and many lesser-known comics characters died last week. His distinctive storytelling style shaped generations of comics readers.

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'Shoah' Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, Seeker Of Truths Without Name, Dies At 92


Claude Lanzmann, seen last year at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

The French documentarian died Thursday in Paris. He leaves behind his monumental 1985 film on the Holocaust, which bears a Hebrew name as elusive of definitions as the historical truths he sought.

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