Corporate MartyrKenneth Lay's final PR coup.
Stanley KunitzA poet till the very end.
For God, for CountryRemembering the radical chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Hate the Sin, Love the SinnerRemembering Kirby Puckett.
Shopping With BettyRemembering Betty Friedan.
Birgit NilssonAn unparalleled artist and a lovely, down-to-earth woman.
Rosa ParksThe story behind her sitting down.
In MemoriamWilliam H. Rehnquist, the man who devised the natural law of federalism.
Shelby FooteThe Homer of the Old South?
He Was an American, Quebec-BornSaul Bellow's legacy.
Johnny CarsonThe naughty genius of late night.
Susan SontagRemembering an intellectual heroine.
Paul NitzeThe man who brought us the Cold War.
I'm Rick James, B*tchThe artist behind the Super Freak.
It's a Shame About RayThe passing of an American musical icon.
My Friend and MentorRemembering the New York Review of Books co-editor Barbara Epstein.
Home RemediesThe vibrant legacy of Jane Jacobs.
A Bittersweet Melodic ImaginationRemembering the saxophonist Jackie McLean.
Octavia ButlerThe outsider who changed science fiction.
Nam June PaikThe man who invented video art.
Clean GeneSen. Eugene J. McCarthy, 1916-2005.
August WilsonWhat is his legacy, really?
CoplandHow Ed McBain made his name.
Hunter ThompsonThe minuteman of the Rockies.
Requiem for a CopJerry Orbach's wry, deadpan style came to define Law & Order.
Desert Island DJHow John Peel helped shape American musical taste.
The Avedon LookHow the grand old master of portraiture made his name.
Marlon BrandoThe largest actor of them all.
Alistair CookeAmerica's pet Brit, Britain's favorite American.