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Maruei Department Store Co. in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, closed its doors Saturday, ending a 403-year history that started with a kimono shop in 1615. The store, originally called Juichiya, merged with another retailer and became Maruei in 1943. The department store once boasted greater floor space ...
Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog" and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison's death was confirmed by Bill Schafer, an editor with Subterranean Press, his publisher. ...