Ronald Reagan’s Protector

Nancy Reagan was the greatest guardian of her husband’s reputation.

Nov. 23 2014 3:32 PMThe ChemistUnderstanding Marion Barry.
July 11 2014 5:51 PMRIP, Charlie HadenThe jazz great loved a gorgeous song.
Jan. 28 2014 7:12 PMPete Seeger Was Folk MusicEven when his country tried to stifle him, he always overcame.
April 5 2013 5:38 AMRoger EbertMentor, prolific sharer of links, cooking philosopher, and lover of the movies.
Nov. 27 2012 5:28 PMMarvin MillerHow the greatest union man in sports history shaped the games we watch today.
May 9 2012 11:06 AM“Wield a More Subversive Sword!”Writing advice from the scabrously funny, theatrically kvetchy, lovingly profane Maurice Sendak.
March 1 2012 5:48 PM“Feeding the Media Is Like Training a Dog”What Andrew Breitbart tried to teach me about journalism.
Oct. 12 2011 4:24 PMPresent at the Creation
Frank Kameny, the modest, stubborn man who helped start the gay rights movement.
Jan. 28 2011 5:39 PMRemembering Daniel Bell, 1919-2011He wrote about everything and was deep about all of it.
Aug. 17 2010 1:03 PMHerman LeonardNo one captured the passion and spontaneity of jazz like the late photographer.
June 2 2010 4:08 PMVector of EvilDennis Hopper offered up his worst self for our revulsion and wonder.
April 9 2010 3:04 PMChaos and CashRemembering Malcolm McLaren, huckster extraordinaire.
Dec. 16 2009 12:35 PMOral Roberts and His Green BuickHe launched one of America's few homegrown theologies, the prosperity gospel.
Aug. 26 2009 7:02 AMEdward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)The Kennedy who most changed America.
July 18 2009 9:30 AMWalter Cronkite, 1916-2009  Watching the anchorman in a news family.
Aug. 13 2014 7:32 AMThe Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
March 28 2014 10:26 AM“Tuches Sleeps With the Dictionary!”Remembering Lester Schonbrun, and the dingy Times Square games parlor where he found a second home.
Dec. 5 2013 4:49 PMFarewell, MadibaNelson Mandela’s human flaws, desires, and compromises—as much as his idealism and ability to forgive—helped to make him great.
Jan. 18 2013 6:21 PMDear Abby’s Timeless AdviceThe particular charms of Pauline Phillips’ counsel.
July 26 2012 11:44 AMThe Heiress and MeI knew Eva Rausing in rehab in the ‘80s. Her death shakes my faith in my own recovery.
March 29 2012 6:52 PMThe Will To ChangeAdrienne Rich’s death leaves a hole in the culture that can’t easily be filled.
Jan. 22 2012 10:52 AMHe Was Penn StateIs it appropriate to mourn the death of Joe Paterno?
March 23 2011 5:35 PMElizabeth Taylor, RIPA farewell to the most fleshly of all actresses.
Dec. 14 2010 1:08 PMThe PeacemakerRichard Holbrooke knew that relationships were the building blocks of diplomacy.
July 13 2010 10:58 PMThe Boss, My First OneA Yankees bat boy remembers George Steinbrenner.
April 20 2010 5:17 PMFarewell, GuruHis hip-hop was so pure, it was almost Puritan.
Jan. 29 2010 12:24 PMThe Two SalingersHow Jerome killed J.D.
Sept. 18 2009 9:34 AMDeath of a PoetSaying goodbye to Jim Carroll.
Aug. 7 2009 6:45 AMJohn HughesHe reinvented the teen movie for an entire generation.
July 6 2009 6:33 PMDeath of the Whiz KidRobert Strange McNamara, 1916-2009.