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  1. obituaries
    What I Know About Gloria VanderbiltMy first memory and my last, and many in between, of a die-hard romantic with an iron will.
  2. deaths
    Comics Legend Stan Lee Dead at 95His daughter has confirmed the news.
  3. media
    Susan Brownmiller on How The Village Voice Made Her a WriterThe editing was light; the opportunities were endless.
  4. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  5. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  6. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  7. obituary
    Tom Wolfe, New York and New Journalism Legend, Dies at 88In a city of people who wear black, the man in the white suit.
  8. reread
    Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert GrossmanA celebration of one of our early contributors.
  9. Remembering Our Colleague S. Jhoanna RobledoA tough reporter and a lovely person, gone way, way too soon.
  10. obituary
    Tom Wolfe on Marie Cosindas, an Artist Who Created Something Completely NewA photographer who worked as no one else did.
  11. Jimmy Breslin, 1928–2017: He Knew How to Play This GameThe great columnist is gone.
  12. Wayne Barrett, Who Taught Me Everything, Is Gone Just When We Need Him MostThe great investigative reporter died yesterday, at 71.
  13. r.i.p.
    Beloved Actor Om Puri Dead at 66Puri acted across Bollywood, British, and Hollywood films.
  14. On the Mystique of John GlennThe last of the Mercury Seven is gone.
  15. obit
    Edward Albee Saw Life As a Cosmic JokeThe playwright literally couldn’t imagine being closeted, in any way.
  16. Remembering Mary Ann MaddenShe died on Tuesday night.
  17. rest in peace
    Ron Lester, Star of Varsity Blues, Dead at 45He also starred in Not Another Teen Movie and Good Burger.
  18. r.i.p.
    Billy Paul, Soul Singer Known for ‘Me and Mrs. Jones,’ Dead at 81His manager told the media that he was hospitalized last week at Temple University Hospital.
  19. obit
    Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Fire Commissioner in Years After 9/11, Dies at 83He served in the position from 2002 to 2010.
  20. obit
    Remembering Phife Dawg, Who Mattered to EveryoneIt’s something about the death of a lyricist that hurts a different way.
  21. A Look Back at the Best Style of Nancy ReaganThe former First Lady died today at the age of 94.
  22. take it easy
    Why Glenn Frey Was the True Leader of the EaglesBob Seger says so of the recently departed Eagle, and you know, we’ve gotta agree.
  23. remembering bowie
    Grieving David Bowie, a True Rock Star in Life and in DeathOur music critic mourns the loss of David Bowie, a rock star so committed to his post that he soundtracked his own death.
  24. Remembering Elizabeth Swados, the Original Theater BadassHer stubborn, wild, ephemeral spirit touched so many of us.
  25. obit
    Jerry Saltz on Ellsworth Kelly 1923–2015; ‘The American Matisse’“Now, his work stuns me from its own Platonic eternity.”
  26. ode to a fallen front man
    Scott Weiland’s Quest for Front-man ReinventionRemembering the wholly unique Stone Temple Pilots singer.
  27. one of the greats
    Remembering Allen Toussaint, the Musical Force Who Embodied New OrleansToussaint shaped the sound of R&B, rock, and country, but to New Orleans, he remained a down-to-earth ambassador.
  28. the sports section
    Yankees Legend Yogi Berra Has DiedHe was 90.
  29. civil rights
    Civil-Rights Icon Julian Bond Has DiedThe lifelong champion of minority rights was 75.
  30. obit
    Rapper Sean Price Dies at 43Price was a member of the heralded hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah.
  31. obit
    Iconic British Singer and TV Star Cilla Black Dies at 72She played with the Beatles and was the highest-paid woman on TV.
  32. r.i.p.
    Remembering Elio Fiorucci, Italian Designer Who Loved ’70s AmericanaThe designer died Monday morning. Here’s a tribute to his clubby, denim-filled career. 
  33. obit
    Godfather Actor Alex Rocco Dead at 79Rocco is best known for portraying Moe Greene in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film.
  34. obit
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, 55, Passes AwayHe had been at the company since 1983.
  35. obit
    That Face, Those Eyes: Omar Sharif’s Journey to International SuperstardomThe legendary actor had an ineffable presence, more so than any other actor of his generation.
  36. obit
    Cheers Actor Roger Rees Dead at 71The actor was best known for his roles on Cheers, The West Wing, and in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
  37. obit
    Farewell to the Last Honorable Man in WesterosSadness may pierce us like shards of dragonglass.
  38. Ornette Coleman’s Uncompromising GeniusA tribute to the brilliant jazz musician, dead today at 85. 
  39. obit
    The Cynthia Lennon I KnewA story with a twist.
  40. Direction and Misdirection: An Appreciation of Mike Nichols, 1931–2014“Two countries, three names, four wives, innumerable lives.”
  41. obit
    Frank Rich Remembers Mike NicholsLooking back on a career like few others.
  42. Oscar de la Renta Loved Powerful WomenThe designer passed away today at 82.
  43. obit
    The Lady in Room 309: Elaine Stritch, 1925–2014Vulnerability that comes from growing up in the sticks.
  44. The Loveliness of the Long-Distance Artist: On Kawara, 1933–2014In memoriam.
  45. in memory
    Remembering Maya Angelou: A Life in Pictures A life that filled a six-volume memoir.
  46. obit
    Al Feldstein and the Furshlugginer Greatness of Mad MagazineMad’s longtime editor died this week at 88. Feh.
  47. obit
    Remembering the Beautiful, Dynamic L’Wren ScottThe glamorous designer is dead from apparent suicide.
  48. obits
    All Hail: Sid Caesar, 1922–2014Even in fragments, his greatness comes through.
  49. obit
    The Wizard and the City: Very Good Times in Peter Kaplan’s Enchanted New YorkLooking back at the career of the New York Observer editor, who died on Friday at age 59.
  50. obit
    Jerry Saltz on Richard Artschwager, 1923-2013“An artist … preternaturally acute and copacetic, as oddly visionary and just odd.”
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