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  1. deaths
    Comics Legend Stan Lee Dead at 95His daughter has confirmed the news.
  2. Susan Brownmiller on How The Village Voice Made Her a WriterThe editing was light; the opportunities were endless.
  3. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  4. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  5. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  6. Tom Wolfe, New York and New Journalism Legend, Dies at 88In a city of people who wear black, the man in the white suit.
  7. Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert GrossmanA celebration of one of our early contributors.
  8. Remembering Our Colleague S. Jhoanna RobledoA tough reporter and a lovely person, gone way, way too soon.
  9. obituary
    Tom Wolfe on Marie Cosindas, an Artist Who Created Something Completely NewA photographer who worked as no one else did.
  10. Jimmy Breslin, 1928–2017: He Knew How to Play This GameThe great columnist is gone.
  11. Wayne Barrett, Who Taught Me Everything, Is Gone Just When We Need Him MostThe great investigative reporter died yesterday, at 71.
  12. r.i.p.
    Beloved Actor Om Puri Dead at 66Puri acted across Bollywood, British, and Hollywood films.
  13. On the Mystique of John GlennThe last of the Mercury Seven is gone.
  14. obit
    Edward Albee Saw Life As a Cosmic JokeThe playwright literally couldn’t imagine being closeted, in any way.
  15. Remembering Mary Ann MaddenShe died on Tuesday night.
  16. rest in peace
    Ron Lester, Star of Varsity Blues, Dead at 45He also starred in Not Another Teen Movie and Good Burger.
  17. 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.
  18. Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Fire Commissioner in Years After 9/11, Dies at 83He served in the position from 2002 to 2010.
  19. obit
    Remembering Phife Dawg, Who Mattered to EveryoneIt’s something about the death of a lyricist that hurts a different way.
  20. A Look Back at the Best Style of Nancy ReaganThe former First Lady died today at the age of 94.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Remembering Elizabeth Swados, the Original Theater BadassHer stubborn, wild, ephemeral spirit touched so many of us.
  24. Yankees Legend Yogi Berra Has DiedHe was 90.
  25. Civil-Rights Icon Julian Bond Has DiedThe lifelong champion of minority rights was 75.
  26. 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. 
  27. Oscar de la Renta Loved Powerful WomenThe designer passed away today at 82.
  28. in memory
    Remembering Maya Angelou: A Life in Pictures A life that filled a six-volume memoir.
  29. obit
    Remembering the Beautiful, Dynamic L’Wren ScottThe glamorous designer is dead from apparent suicide.
  30. 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.
  31. obit
    Jerry Saltz on the End of Artnet.com’s Magazine“In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn’t exist online, it didn’t exist at all.”
  32. obit
    Jerry Saltz: Why I Liked (and Even Respected) LeRoy NeimanThe art world ignored him. But he did what artists do: made something all his own.
  33. obit
    The Last Days of Disco: Abebe Remembers Donna Summer and Robin GibbDigging through the discographies of these two artists feels like a good corrective to the way disco’s been memorialized.
  34. vulture remembers
    The Music and Legacy of Donna SummerA spin through the Queen of Disco’s oh-so-danceable discography.
  35. Obit
    Tragic News for Grimaldi’sA sad update to the ongoing pizza-place saga.
  36. Monkey Painting: An Artist Mourns His Pet CapuchinThe story of Allen Hirsch and his pet monkey.
  37. Stanley Bosworth 1927–2011: A Former Student Remembers the Eccentric Visionary of Saint Ann’sThe mad genius behind one of New York’s legendary independent schools died on Tuesday.
  38. obit
    Artist Lucian Freud Dead at 88He died last night.
  39. Betty Ford Dies at 93Former First Lady, famous for establishing drug treatment clinic.
  40. art
    Jerry Saltz on John McCracken, 1934–2011The minimalist sculptor was “a great space cowboy.”
  41. obit
    Nate Dogg Dies at 41Cause of death was unspecified.
  42. radio vulture
    Remembering Trish Keenan, the Extraordinary Singer for BroadcastSome of us will miss her a great deal, and be glad for what music we have.
  43. obit
    The Dazzler: Sigmar Polke, 1941–2010A daring visionary lord of the alchemical phantasmagoria of painting died this morning at 69.
  44. Howard Zinn Has DiedThe liberal historian was 87.
  45. obit
    Remembering Louis Auchincloss, Conscience of the EliteThe author’s lament was less for a vanished class than for a bygone sense of shame.
  46. obit
    Remembering Thomas Hoving, Visionary (and Wonderfully Vulgar) Met DirectorHoving was a madman, and of a specific type: the utterly fearless, patrician vulgarian.
  47. Never Meant to Be President: Ted Kennedy, SurvivorHe lived, and served, long enough to appreciate politics as a messy craft with a long horizon.
  48. Legendary Skateboarder Andy Kessler Has Died’Skateboarder’ magazine reports the cause was an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
  49. obit
    John Hughes Dead at 59TMZ is reporting that John Hughes died of a heart attack this morning in New York.
  50. obit
    Supermodel Naomi Sims DiedShe was 61.
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