King MichaelThriller was Michael Jackson's masterpiece. It was also his curse.
Rabbit at RestThe best of Updike, the worst of Updike, and why the two are connected.
Paul NewmanHe used his fame to give away his fortune.
Sydney Pollack, RIPHollywood's greatest mensch remembered.
Martin PawleyA critic who pushed architects into the modern, technological world.
William F. Buckley, RIPWhy we should be (mostly) glad that he outlived his brand of conservatism.
10 Things I Loved About Heath LedgerWhat made him irreplaceable.
The Devil and Ike TurnerParsing his hits.
Evel KnievelThe daredevil who jumped and bragged his way to stardom.
When I Sang With PavarottiA soprano remembers working with the great tenor.
Rock StarThe indelible cinema of Ingmar Bergman.
Boris Yeltsin, 1931-2007A genuine man of transition.
Not Just Camelot's HistorianThe vibrant scholarship of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Funny WomanWhat I learned from Molly Ivins.
He Made the World FunkyAn appreciation of James Brown.
"What Are They So Scared Of? I'm Just a Little Old Lady." Alison Des Forges, 1942-2009.
Father Richard John NeuhausRemembering the theologian.
Infinitely SadDavid Foster Wallace, self-absorbed genius.
Remembering RauschenbergGreatness and golden slippers.
Farewell to the Dungeon MasterHow D&D creator Gary Gygax changed geekdom forever.
One-Man CountercultureHow Steve Gerber changed comics with Howard the Duck.
Karlheinz StockhausenIn every sense, the composer was on a different wavelength.
Elizabeth Hardwick, 1916-2007How the extraordinary critic read fiction.
The Pugilist at RestNorman Mailer's performance comes to a close.
Hold That ShotThe languorous, achingly hip films of Michelangelo Antonioni.
John SzarkowskiThe great hidden influence on photography.
High-School VonnegutSome authors you never outgrow.
A Chair To RememberThe marvelous furniture of Hans J. Wegner.
Her Silence Spoke VolumesThe importance of Tillie Olsen.
Robert Altman (1925-2006)The bohemian craftsman.