William Styron, 1925-2006Unlikely bard of depression.
Naguib MahfouzRemembering one of Egypt's first great novelists.
Mary Anderson BainMy favorite old New Dealer.
Voice, OverRemembering the mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
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.
Ann RichardsWas the Texas governor more than just her acid wit?
Good LoveRemembering the psychedelic folk rocker Arthur Lee.
Pink VoidThe psychedelic legacy of Syd Barrett.
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.