- Justin Kaplan, Bartlett's editor, dead at 88 Updated: Mar-04-14 11:31 am
- Smithsonian explores 'cool' from Whitman to Jay-Z Updated: Feb-06-14 1:10 pm
NEW YORK - Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.
WASHINGTON - Flashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night. "I'm cool," he says, relaxed in the moment.