Won an Oscar for 1947's Gentleman's Agreement.
For a beloved artistic polymath, Griffith never took himself too seriously.
Her mark on the modern romantic comedy can't be overstated.
He is credited with finally cleaning up Tammany Hall.
"When he loved something, he could barely contain himself."
The film critic, who helped spread the auteur theory in America, passed away Wednesday morning.
He was the first author whose words kept me up all night.
The Pan's Labyrinth director e-mailed Vulture a brief message on the passing of a fiction titan.
Her siblings did not attend the funeral.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from a Scotland prison in 2009 because of his illness.
Washington, D.C. loses a musical great.
He worked with the Blues Brothers, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan, among others.
Book critic Kathryn Schulz on the man behind a whole raft of beastie boys.
He pushed the smoking ban in 1994.