Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100

Jens Risom, the Danish furniture maestro who helped bring midcentury modern design to the United States through his work with Knoll Studio, died on Dec. 9 at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 100. His death was confirmed by a friend, Mark Jespersen. Defined by sharp Scandinavian lines and fused with the rustic … Read more Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. His supporters … Read more Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90