Tom Wolfe, who defined the so-called “new journalism” by bringing novelistic techniques to non-fiction books such as “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and, perhaps most notably, “The Right Stuff,” and then turned to the novel with “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “A Man In Full,” has passed away. The author, who also was well-known for his formal, dandyish attire that he himself once described as “neo-pretentious,” was 88.