America’s shittiest artist, dead at 54.
The great Italian novelist (though many of his novels take place in Portugal) is no more. Sad news. A writer worthy of the Nobel.
I’m not sure a RIP is exactly in order here, but let it be known that John Demjanjuk, one of the last (possible?) links to Nazism and the Holocaust is no more.
As someone who is marginally obsessive about reading the New York Times obituaries, and not only to track my Death List, I found this discussion of sexism within the NYT obituary column interesting. F
One of the last great postwar European actors has passed. Erland Josephson, star of many of Ingmar Bergman’s and Andrei Tarkovsky’s later works, died at the age of 88. While partial to Ber
The great Ben Gazzara has passed. He had so many excellent roles over the years. Of course, for my generation, one particular role as a money-lending pornographer stands out.
Will Layman offers a lovely remembrance of the late, great Paul Motian, whose passing we have talked about here a couple of times. A couple of months ago, I found the New Left dystopian film “Pu
As the pundit and blogging worlds mourn the loss of a blowhard amoral drunk and reaffirms how much the media loves to talk about itself, the world should really be mourning Vaclav Havel and Cesaria Ev