Friday, 21 September, 2018

Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

Tom Wolfe Dies At 87: Reports Legendary Author Tom Wolfe Dead At 87
Herman Weaver | 15 May, 2018, 23:38

Wolfe was known for his fiction and nonfiction works, like "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff".

A scathing takedown of greed and excess in NY, it was recognized as an essential American novel of the 1980s and was made into a film starring Tom Hanks. He had been hospitalised with an infection. Wolfe was associated with other New Journalism writers like Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion and Truman Capote.

Wolfe started his career as a newspaper reporter with the New York Herald-Tribune in 1962.

New Journalism is a style of reporting in which a writer immerses themselves in a story.

Born and Raised in Richmond, Virginia, to an agronomist father and a mother who was a landscape architect, Wolfe traced his love for literature to the books his parents kept on their bookshelves.

His first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, was a collection of essays originally published in Esquire magazine.

Co-pilot half-sucked out of plane after windshield bursts at 32000 feet
None of the plane's 119 passengers were injured and the aircraft safely landed at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in southern China. An initial statement from Sichuan Airlines stated that the incident had been caused by a failure of the flight control unit.


Former Esteghlal player Jlloyd Samuel killed in vehicle crash
Merson played alongside Samuel for four years at Aston Villa between 1998 and 2002 and was understandably shocked at the news.


Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow
The company hasn't been allowed to test self-driving cars without a human safety driver behind the wheel just yet. Apple has more self-driving cars in California than Tesla, Waymo, Uber, Toyota, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.


The book was the first example of what Wolfe described as "New Journalism".

Then US President George W Bush, left, poses with author Tom Wolfe, centre, and first lady Laura Bush in 2002 as the author received the National Humanities Medal. He went on to write "The Right Stuff" about the Mercury space program.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.

"Saddened to hear of Tom Wolfe's passing".

Wolfe moved to writing novels in the mid-1980s, penning "The Bonfire of the Vanities".

Wolfe is survived by Sheila Wolfe, his wife of almost 40 years; a son, Tommy Wolfe, and a daughter, Alexandra Wolfe.

Recommended

  • Diesel hybrid to join Kia powertrain line-up

    Diesel hybrid to join Kia powertrain line-up

    Kia did not say how much range the Sportage will have with the engine switched off when using the system. South Korean automaker Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel hybrid powertrain later this year.
    The cold - could it become less common?

    The cold - could it become less common?

    Scientists have investigated these kinds of NMT inhibitors before, but they've never previously struck upon this level of potency. The new treatment developed at London's Imperial College blocks the protein, cutting off the infection at an early stage.
    Second British rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

    Second British rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

    The club issued a statement which said: "The Howard and Baty families have requested that their right to privacy is respected". A British rugby player has died in Sri Lanka after returning from a night out - with a team-mate left in critical condition.
  • Blues can build on this season: Conte

    Blues can build on this season: Conte

    Newcastle United ended Chelsea's UEFA Champions League hopes with a crushing 3-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday. Newcastle , safe from relegation for at least a month, were the team who dominated with intensity and goal .
    Facebook goes after apps that access its users' data, suspends 200

    Facebook goes after apps that access its users' data, suspends 200

    The social network will be conducting a "thorough investigation" to check whether these apps have misused user data or not. The question over how many clicks or swipes it takes for users to change their privacy settings was also dodged.
    Scientists Spot Universe's Fastest-Growing Black Hole

    Scientists Spot Universe's Fastest-Growing Black Hole

    If this bright black hole would have been in our galaxy, astronomers say that it would outshine all the stars in the sky. A "supermassive" black hole swallowing up the mass of our sun every two days has been found by Australian astronomers.
  • Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

    Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

    Customers, who need to have Amazon's Go smartphone app, swipe their phone on the way into the store. Once inside, they can take soda, salads or anything else off its shelves and just walk out.
    American Airlines updates support animal policy

    American Airlines updates support animal policy

    American Airlines joins its competitors in clamping down on passengers travelling with emotional support animals. If a hedgehog, snake, or goat is your support animal, American Airlines is not the carrier for you.
    National gas prices on the rise again

    National gas prices on the rise again

    You may have noticed, gas prices are up, hitting levels we haven't seen in nearly three years. Modesto- $3.53/g, up 7.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.45/g.
  • Police in Oklahoma looking for 7-year-old girl

    Police in Oklahoma looking for 7-year-old girl

    Officials said Ahmad tied up her three daughters - ages 7, 9, and 11 - sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday night. She is believed to have taken her seven-year-old daughter, Hafsa Hailey Ahmad, and authorities are anxious for her safety.
    Superman actress Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane dies at 69

    Superman actress Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane dies at 69

    She continued to act in her later years but her popularity waned after she suffered a highly publicized mental breakdown in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Maggie, the daughter she had with her first husband, American novelist Thomas McGuane.
    Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Waits For Summer 2019

    Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Waits For Summer 2019

    Still, don't think the show has been that great this season and wish the group was more involved with the MCU movies. Regardless, fans can breathe a sigh of relief that the series will indeed return, if in a more abbreviated form.

Navjot Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, let off with Rs.1000 fine Navjot Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, let off with Rs.1000 fine Reversing the High Court ruling, the apex court acquitted him of the serious charge of culpable homicide in the 1988 case. The bench of justices, however, found him guilty of causing simple injury and charged him Rs 1000 without any jail term.

Guardiola hopes Arteta would ignore Arsenal overtures Guardiola hopes Arteta would ignore Arsenal overtures Arsene Wenger however believes there is a bright future for Arsenal and the new manager starting from their campaign next season. I still don't understand how we could lose this two-tie game.

Charge Dropped In Case of Missouri Governor, But Prosecutors Plan To Refile Charge Dropped In Case of Missouri Governor, But Prosecutors Plan To Refile He said in a sworn statement that he didn't take notes during his interviews, but was caught on video taking notes. A forensic examiner found no evidence that any picture taken on March 21, 2015, was deleted, the motion said.

Sadr eyes Govt as poll upset rocks Iraq Sadr eyes Govt as poll upset rocks Iraq It may be Abadi, Reuters reports, who has signaled a willingness to work with Sadr to form a working government. Sadr made a witty suggestion on Twitter as to who might be included in a future ruling coalition.

Joe Hart omission could see Nick Pope in the England squad Joe Hart omission could see Nick Pope in the England squad Pope's decision was based on their belief that Pope's form and ability outweigh Hart's experience. Such is the case of England where every position has more than four good players.

Mariners' Cano gets 80-game ban, loses more than $11M in salary Mariners' Cano gets 80-game ban, loses more than $11M in salary He'll nevertheless be issued an 80-game suspension and will not be eligible to play in the postseason if the Mariners qualify. Quinn pointed out on Twitter that player are not automatically suspended for taking diruetics.

China, Japan and South Korea Agree to Talk Things Through China, Japan and South Korea Agree to Talk Things Through The top US diplomat did not elaborate, but his comment could refer to the type of assurances North Korea has sought in the past. I think we need to look at their chemical and biological weapons programs as well.

Uber Won't Force Sexual Misconduct Survivors Into Arbitration Anymore Uber Won't Force Sexual Misconduct Survivors Into Arbitration Anymore Kalanick resigned later that month. "This is the beginning of a longer process needed to meaningfully improve safety". Even worse for consumers is that in the world of arbitration, there is no possibility of class-action claims.

Russian Federation qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 in place of Romania Russian Federation  qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 in place of Romania World Rugby also announced that the rescheduling of Samoa's Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification matches. Spain and Belgium have also been retrospectively penalised for the same reason.

YouTube Is Testing New Incognito Mode for Android YouTube Is Testing New Incognito Mode for Android The YouTube TV app has been reportedly added with a new feature that allows you to instruct your choice of shows. It's a toggleable option in the settings page, and will present itself as a floating button on-screen.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area The trades are forecast to weaken from today into mid-week, then become breezy once again from Thursday into this weekend. The risk for showers or thunderstorms will return to the forecast later this week with warm and humid conditions.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' gets a teaser trailer 'Bohemian Rhapsody' gets a teaser trailer What did you think of this trailer, will you be checking out this film? Bohemian Rhapsody is released on November 2, 2018. It's nearly as if this feels teaser makes Bohemian Rhapsody feel more like a cheap, made-for-TV movie than anything else.

Rumour: Retro Studios Working On Star Fox: Grand Prix For Nintendo Switch Rumour: Retro Studios Working On Star Fox: Grand Prix For Nintendo Switch We don't know whether Retro has been working on Star Fox Grand Prix for the majority of the past four years or not. Fans always make up Nintendo rumours at this time of the year, so we wouldn't take any of this at face value.

The Home Depot (HD) Gains Outperform Rating from Analysts at Wells Fargo The Home Depot (HD) Gains Outperform Rating from Analysts at Wells Fargo The ratio is negative due to HD positioning: 51 sold and 662 reduced. 501 rose positions while 164 funds bought positions. Denali Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in The Home Depot during the fourth quarter worth about $133,000. (NYSE:HD).

Nintendo Announces Details for Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament Demo Nintendo Announces Details for Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament Demo For our thoughts on Mario's last astroturf appearance, check out IGN's review of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash . The playable roster will consist of four characters that include Mario , Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser.