The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

Author and Richmond native Tom Wolfe dies at 87 - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Tom Wolfe, the American journalist and author best known for The Bonfire of the Vanities, has died at 87, his agent has said.

The author died at a Manhattan hospital on Monday after being hospitalized with an infection, The Guardian reports.

Wolfe, who has lived in New York since joining The New York Herald Tribune in 1962, helped create the enormously influential hybrid known as New Journalism.

In addition to novels, Wolfe worked as a journalist.

Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win
Today, he's rebranded himself as a populist outsider who will fight corruption and Iran's interference in Iraqi affairs. It may be Abadi, Reuters reports, who has signaled a willingness to work with Sadr to form a working government.

Wolfe became a major figure in the NY social scene, identified with his distinct personal style - typified by a white, 3-piece suit. "All the same, he was one of the most modest and kindest people I have ever met".

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test", zeroed in on the counterculture.

Born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 2, 1930, Wolfe was a star baseball player at his high school and also edited its newspaper.

His first book, a collection of articles about the flamboyant Sixties, was published in 1965 as "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby".

Uber closer to launching flying vehicle service
It all looks good, but I am not so confident I will think that when I am 2,000 feet above Rome's traffic. Uber plans to start flight demonstrations in Los Angeles by 2020, and launch commercial flights by 2023.

When Yale's American Studies dons rejected his doctoral thesis, he wrote a pal: "These stupid f***s have turned down namely my dissertation".

"His work changed my life and convinced me to write nonfiction", bestselling writer Susan Orlean wrote of Wolfe in a Twitter post on Tuesday. They want to tell you things that you don't know. From re, he begins his free fall and, in parallel to it, Wolfe portrays entire underworld of city.

"Saddened to hear of Tom Wolfe's passing". His biggest hit, "The Bonfire of the Vanities", was a lacerating satire of money, power and NY life in the '80s. He'd never leave the city, making a home there with his wife Sheila and their two children until his death.

30 years later, a prototypical character of bonfire like Trump, has become president of United States and Bronx, that old jungle, is recommended in a guide of Times.

Assailant shot dead after killing 1, wounding 4 in Paris
An unnamed source said in an interview with the AFP news Agency that the attacker was shot dead by a police officer. A friend came to her aid and the attacker left, "hitting on all the doors, all the shops", the witness told BFM.

Related News:

  • Oil boosted by Iran fears, remains below multi-year highs

    Oil boosted by Iran fears, remains below multi-year highs

    With renewed USA sanctions looming against OPEC-member Iran and oil demand strong, analysts said crude prices were well supported. U.S. shale oil production is expected to rise by about 145,000 bpd to a record 7.18 million bpd in June, the U.S.
    Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes 'synergy' after emphatic Spanish GP triumph

    Lewis Hamilton hails Mercedes 'synergy' after emphatic Spanish GP triumph

    I didn't know what the pace would be. "It wasn't so comfortable as it looked because the race was good", Wolff said. Vettel won in Australia and Bahrain, while Ricciardo was first in China and Hamilton triumphed in Azerbaijan.
    California school shooting: Student shot at by classmate

    California school shooting: Student shot at by classmate

    Witnesses who were outside the school described hearing a gunshot or gunshots, and seeing students running from the building. The Sheriff's Department said another 14-year-old student was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital in stable condition.
  • A critical PGP flaw could expose your past emails

    A critical PGP flaw could expose your past emails

    And because EFAIL relies on HTML-based emails, disabling HTML rendering is also advised for now. If some sources are to be believed, it could spell the end of email as a secure channel.
    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran foreign minister sets off on tour to save nuclear deal

    Iran signed the nuclear deal in 2015 with the United States, as well as Britain, China , France, Germany and Russian Federation . Earlier in the week, France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressed "regret and concern" over the US' withdrawal.
    Homeland Security Chief Was Close To Resigning After Trump Tirade

    Homeland Security Chief Was Close To Resigning After Trump Tirade

    While the president rages at the limits of his power, he has found other outlets to express his anti-immigration agenda. Last Friday, the Department of Homeland Security ended Temporary Protected Status for 57,000 Hondurans, too.
  • Zverev claims title with crushing win over Thiem — Madrid Open

    Zverev claims title with crushing win over Thiem — Madrid Open

    Thiem will face sixth-seeded Kevin Anderson in the semifinals after he hit 15 aces to down Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3. Obviously I have a lot of motivation to do well there. "Now I'm in the finals again, which is wonderful for me.".
    Carney Says Modest Rate Hikes Needed Even as Inflation Cools

    Carney Says Modest Rate Hikes Needed Even as Inflation Cools

    Carney defended himself against that charge, arguing that when the situation changes, the bank's policy response has to change. The decisions are made after a vote by each committee member; in the event of a tie, the governor has the casting vote.
    6 dead, 35 injured after terrorists attack three churches

    6 dead, 35 injured after terrorists attack three churches

    The blasts came four days after inmates killed five police officers during a revolt at a police detention center near Jakarta . Indonesia is home to significant numbers of Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but there are concerns over rising intolerance.
  • Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 on ESPN

    Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 on ESPN

    BOSTON The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout. James had just 15 points and missed all five of his 3-point attempts in the Cavs' Game 1 loss.
    Cooler Weekend with Light Showers

    Cooler Weekend with Light Showers

    For your Mother's Day on Sunday we are expecting about a copy and paste forecast from Saturday , but a bit warmer and more humid. Most of us stay dry this evening but a complex pushing through north central IL has shown heavy lightning and a hail threat.
    Juventus Wallop Milan To Lift Coppa Italia

    Juventus Wallop Milan To Lift Coppa Italia

    After a goalless first half, Juve took the lead after 56 minutes when Medhi Benatia headed home a cross from Miralem Pjanic. Buffon made an early save off Patrick Cutrone minutes into the game with Costa and Paulo Dybala both testing Donnarumma.


Most liked

Soros Foundation to leave Hungary
Since then, he has declared an end to the liberal democracy that has existed in Hungary since the fall of communism. Open Society said the campaign had "invoked anti-Semitic imagery from World War II".

Mo Salah is not on same level as Messi, Ronaldo - Kwadwo Asamoah
Barcelona star Lionel Messi admits it would be "terrible" to see his friend and former team-mate Neymar signing for Real Madrid . Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the 26-year-old but Real Madrid are favourites to land Neymar.

Antonio Conte: I 'wasn't able to convey that determination' to Chelsea players
In the aftermath of beating Chelsea on the final day of the season, the club have released a statement from the owner. Through all the changes he has made, it must be tough for Conte to work out who will start the game.

'Walmart can infuse $3 bn in Flipkart'
The right of first refusal for the Minority Shareholders will expire if Walmart owns 85% of the outstanding shares of Flipkart . Walmart said on Wednesday it and Flipkart were in talks with other investors to potentially take part in a funding round.

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews
Even among some who strongly supported the embassy move to Jerusalem, however, the Jeffress choice did not go over well. GJELTEN: Though he was surrounded by Jewish religious leaders, Jeffress closed his prayer invoking his Christian faith.

U.S. comedians mock Jerusalem embassy opening
Nor were the sentiments from Kushner and his illustrious father-in-law the only notes of irony injected into the proceedings. According to the Jewish Press , after Yosef's speech , Ivanka Trump and Kushner approached him and asked for his blessing.

Stephen Curry Says Championship Experience Helped Warriors Beat Rockets In Game 1
It's exactly what the Warriors did to Houston , with Paul and Harden running down the shot clock every single possession. Durant added two free throws to close out the quarter and leave the Warriors up 87-80 entering the fourth.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday
The ballot also includes state legislative races , as well as contests for House of Representatives and Senate seats. Kate Brown has drawn a pair of primary challengers but is expected to advance to the general election.

Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes
Even with tickets including a "scènes violentes" ("explicit violence") warning, "hundreds" allegedly walked out of the theater. Although Matt turned up in Cannes to promote the film , its other stars Riley and Uma skipped the world premiere .

In the region: Virginia struggles in NCAA men's golf regional
The Oklahoma State softball team has made the NCAA Tournament and will compete for a national championship this spring. North Central and Dubuque will follow at 3 p.m. and the nightcap will feature UW-Oshkosh vs.

Exit polls are just for entertainment: Siddaramaiah
Please note average of 6+4+2 is 4. "Only Congress will come to power and I will be the Chief Minister again", Siddharamaiah said. Still, Polling to 222 Karnataka Assembly constituencies began at 7 AM and will continue till 6 PM.

Israel Targets Iran Military Forces In Syria
If Iran continues to launch direct attacks on Israel from Syrian soil, Israel is likely to retaliate with ever-larger airstrikes. Now, Iran's only recourse may be to silently take the beating or unleash Hezbollah for all-out war on Israel .

Mackenzie Dern Addresses Missing Weight for UFC 224
But there was a point where the weight wasn't going away any more. "I don't want to not make weight but what can I do", Dern said. However, Cooper insisted on taking the fight, but called Dern "unprofessional" for missing weight by that much.

Five White House Staffers Leak Details of Meeting About White House Leaks
With Trump and this White House, it's risky to assume we've hit rock bottom in common decency and civility. McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer .

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials
The second Chinese aircraft carrier should be delivered to the PLAN by September 2019 according to Eastpendulum . It is safe to assume that the test campaign for this new vessel should not take much longer than Liaoning's .