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.
Death of a PolymathHugh Kenner's passing marks the end of an era.
A valediction for Edward Said.
June Carter CashThe den mother of country music.
Lana ClarksonRequiem for the Barbarian Queen.
Roone ArledgeWas he good for TV sports and news?
Should Stephen Ambrose Be Pardoned?The patriot as prose-thief.
Lew WassermanThe man who ruined movies.
George HarrisonThey wouldn't have been the Beatles without him.
Remembering HerbHerbert Stein, 1916-1999.
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.
Whiskey TripGary Stewart, the demi-legend of country music.
New York in ReverseElliott Smith's idea of heaven was modest, like everything else about the songwriter.
Slain, at LastThe late, great Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Goodbye, NeighborA Farewell to Mister Rogers.
Fear and LoathingHow Leslie Fiedler turned American criticism on its head.
The Gentlemanly Planner of AssassinationsThe nasty career of CIA Director Richard Helms.
John GottiThe last don, as seen by the Family.
Deadline JournalismObits, British and American.
A Bridge to the WorldAlfred Kazin, 1915-1998.