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Obituary

  1. remembrance
    Barbara Walters’s Superpower Was FairnessShe made subjects believe they were getting an open-minded hearing — and that made them talk.
  2. remembrance
    George Lois, the Impossible Ad ManThe madman (but not a Mad Man, he was quick to tell you) behind Maypo, MTV, and Muhammad Ali’s Esquire cover has died at 91.
  3. obits
    Madeleine Albright Has DiedThe first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State died on Wednesday at 84.
  4. appreciation
    Joan Didion’s Greatest Two-Word SentenceThe power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
  5. remembrance
    The Glorious RBGI learned, while writing about her, that her precision disguised her warmth.
  6. tribute
    Gail Sheehy Never Stopped ReportingA memorial tribute to one of New York’s most daring writers.
  7. tribute
    Pete Hamill Was One of Us, Only Better at ItThe peerless observer of New York life died yesterday at 85.
  8. remembrance
    A Rolling Tribute to New York’s John HomansWe’ll be republishing this page frequently, as his colleagues join in remembering him.
  9. 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.
  10. reread
    Remembering New York’s Great Illustrator Robert GrossmanA celebration of one of our early contributors.
  11. Kissing Cynthia Heimel Good-byeRemembering the humorous writer.
  12. tribute
    A Tribute to Maura B. Jacobson, New York’s Great Crossword ConstructorShe died last week at 91.
  13. Remembering Our Colleague S. Jhoanna RobledoA tough reporter and a lovely person, gone way, way too soon.
  14. High Times Lawyer Michael Kennedy Dead at 78Kennedy “loved giving the finger to the establishment.” 
  15. Nora Ephron, 1941-2012She was the ultimate Nora Ephron character.
  16. requiem
    One Last Thing: The Final Frontier of Steve JobsJobs’s legacy was built on imagination and invention. Death offers neither. But we still have his artifacts.
  17. daniel schorr
    Daniel Schorr, Nixon’s ‘Real Media Enemy’The legendary journalist died today at age 93.