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  1. remembrances
    Naya Rivera Remembered by Ex Ryan Dorsey: ‘I Can’t Believe This Is Life Now’Their son, Josey, is 4 years old.
  2. rip
    Lea Michele, Big Sean, and More Celebrities Remember Naya RiveraRivera’s co-stars, friends, and admirers share their memories and condolences.
  3. close reads
    Santana Lopez Kept Glee HonestAs played by Naya Rivera, the ever-unapologetic Santana could be straight-up cruel — and it was the best thing about her.
  4. remembrances
    Remembering My Friend Betsy RothsteinShe wrote a media gossip column for a conservative site. I worked for the liberal media. People asked why we were friends. Betsy found that funny.
  5. remembrances
    I Lost My Dad to Coronavirus. I Have to Reopen My Restaurant For Him.Chef Leah Cohen remembers her father.
  6. rip
    She Was a Godmother for New York’s Vietnamese Restaurant CommunityRemembering Anh-Tuyet Nguyen.
  7. memorials
    Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and More Attend George Floyd’s Memorial ServiceRev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy drew some online criticism for shouting out the celebrities in attendance.
  8. legacies
    Christo Made Us Feel the Awe-Inspiring Impermanence of Human AchievementSome scoff at these works as mere spectacle. They are spectacle. But that isn’t nothing.
  9. remembrances
    Larry Kramer’s InheritanceAn intergenerational conversation about what he meant and means.
  10. obituary
    On Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart, and Playwriting As Screed“I had internalized that meat-ax political drama was a synonym for ‘clumsy.’ But it dismantled all my craft preconceptions.”
  11. remembrances
    Fred Willard Was ‘One of the Good Guys’Norman Lear, John Michael Higgins, and Bob Balaban remember the late comedian and actor.
  12. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Says Fred Willard Was ‘a Christmas Tree in June’“You’re just instantly happy that it’s there.”
  13. chat room
    Kennedy Davenport’s Drag Race Little Richard Impersonation Almost Didn’t HappenAnd why she hopes it’s a “wake-up call” to younger drag fans to learn about the late music legend.
  14. remembrances
    Andre Harrell’s Hip-Hop Legacy in 10 Essential AlbumsHis influence on black music, movies, and TV is immeasurable.
  15. a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop
    Little Richard Put Wild Sex Into the Top 40 for GoodThe self-described king and queen of rock and roll died today at 87.
  16. remembrances
    The Undefinable Something of Irrfan KhanThe actor, who died this week at 53, is a study in contrasts — a Bollywood star and Hollywood Everyman, sexy yet never fit for leading-man status.
  17. remembrances
    A Wake for John PrineA collection of memories, stories, and tributes from some of his closest friends and collaborators.
  18. remembrances
    Remembering Bill Withers’s Singular VoiceBill Withers was a straight shooter as a singer, sort of like a church pastor in the sense that really, he was just talking to you.
  19. tributes
    Bill Withers’s ‘Lean on Me’ Has Been a Constant Comfort Through the CoronavirusEven before his death this week, people across the world have been singing the legend’s song to help uplift each other during the pandemic.
  20. pour one out
    Eurovision 2020: In MemoriamA tribute to the best 2020 Eurovision songs, now forever lost in time.
  21. legacies
    Gray Kunz Made an Entire Generation of Chefs Better“He was ahead of his time, in everything.”
  22. conan archives
    Journey to the Past When James Lipton Journeyed to the Future With Conan O’BrienThank you, Team Coco, for another classic clip.
  23. remembrances
    Everything That Happened at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s ‘Celebration of Life’You don’t need to be in Los Angeles to pay respects.
  24. remembrances
    Catherine Zeta-Jones and More Mourn the Death of Actor Kirk Douglas“I shall love you for the rest of my life.”
  25. remembrances
    Sports Legends, NBA Stars, and Fans Mourn the Death of Kobe BryantEveryone from Dwyane Wade to Usain Bolt.
  26. losses
    No One Looked at New York Like Jason PolanHis was an art of taking pleasure in and appreciating the people, places, and things of the world.
  27. remembrances
    Kanye West Eulogizes Kobe Bryant During His Weekly Sunday Service“I just broke down, broke down, broke down.”
  28. remembrances
    The Trailblazing Power of Diahann CarrollA celebration of the Dynasty star, her indelible six-decade career, and the ‘70s rom-com Claudine.
  29. remembrances
    Remembering Ric Ocasek, the Magic Man of American New WaveOcasek’s songwriting and oddball frontman style gave the band its boundless appeal.
  30. remembrances
    Peter Fonda’s Hired Hand Is a Masterpiece of 1970s American CinemaIt would have been fascinating to see what the late director might have done had the Western been received as a success.
  31. remembrances
    The Eternal Light of Peter FondaDirector Michael Almereyda remembers the irrepressible actor on the set of his vampire film, Nadja.
  32. remembrances
    David Berman Struggled to Feel the Joy He Brought UsThe singer-songwriter passed away yesterday. He leaves a legacy of spiritual longing and fighting the darkness.
  33. first person
    Yearning for a Blessing From Toni MorrisonWorking with her at Princeton, I was always awestruck by her presence.
  34. remembrances
    What I Learned As Toni Morrison’s Personal AssistantToni taught me, “if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”
  35. rest in power
    The Most Moving Tributes to Toni Morrison From Stacey Abrams, Beyoncé and MoreAfter news broke that the luminary had died at 88, tributes began pouring in on social media.
  36. remembrances
    Social Media Is Alight With Tributes on the First Bourdain DayToday would have been the late author and TV hosts’s 63rd birthday.
  37. remembrances
    “Honey, you shouldn’t be showing that to anyone:” Why Pauline Kael Was My CriticHer writing always seemed like a journey, an elevated form of thinking out loud.
  38. remembrances
    Anthony Bourdain, Addiction, and the Hope for a Better LifeA year after his death, Bourdain’s story of recovery can still inspire.
  39. remembrances
    The Food World Is Mourning New Orleans Icon Leah ChaseThe Dooky Chase’s chef died this Saturday at the age of 96.
  40. remembrances
    The Complicated Life and Death of Nipsey HussleEvery rapper says they love where they came from, but Nip invested in the very streets that ultimately took his life.
  41. remembrances
    Scott Walker Was So Much More Than the Walker BrothersWhen he became disenchanted with the strictures of fame, Scott Walker struck a singular path away from it.
  42. remembrances
    Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis and the Language of Silence“It was just not wanting to repeat what you’ve done. All the time, you’re getting older and everything and nothing is static.”
  43. remembrances
    Colin Hanks Is Pretty Sure He Has the Best Story About Luke Perry“Out of no where, a man comes from first class.”
  44. remembrances
    Luke Perry Was the Ultimate ’90s HeartthrobSeven women remember the crushes they had on the 90210 bad boy turned Riverdale dad.
  45. remembrances
    Remembering Luke Perry, Who Will Forever Be Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210In memory of a gloriously sensitive ’90s bad boy.
  46. remembrances
    There Will Never Be Another Brody Stevens“I defy you to name another comedian, who when you saw him onstage, whether he was killing or bombing, made you as happy and proud to be a comedian.”
  47. impersonations
    Fred Armisen’s Penny Marshall Impersonation Was PerfectHe says he “loved working” with her on Portlandia.
  48. remembrances
    Remembering Buzzcocks Front Man Pete ShelleyTo remember his songs is to feel the pain of nostalgia.
  49. remembrances
    Diddy Posts Tribute to Late Ex-Partner Kim Porter: ‘We Were More Than Soulmates’“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t.”
  50. remembrances
    Here’s What It Was Like to Collaborate With William GoldmanWill Frears, who directed Misery on Broadway, remembers working with the screenwriting legend.
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