Fighting back, an almost elvish humor, and staying in the game—this was vintage Mike Cromartie, even in the first months of his nearly four-decade career in the nation’s capital.
‘Harry Potter’ and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ actor Robert Hardy was a timeless performer who studied under J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Like so many other things about this pregnancy, Cecelia’s end surprised me. I had assumed that she faded away. But like philosophers, we writers imagine and mothers know better.
Joe Rago, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer who died last week at the too-young age of 34, used his ample talents to rouse readers and policy-makers alike.
Without director George Romero, there would have been no ‘The Lost Boys,’ nor scores of other horror movies that sought to make sense of what is going on with the world.
On June 13, Philadelphia public transit advocate Peter Javsicas was killed when a car in the Center City neighborhood jumped a curb and struck him.
The renowned and sought-after scholar was more than an intellectual giant—he was a humble and considerate friend as well.
The Allman Brothers pioneered the sounds that define Southern and jam rock, and without Gregg Allman, who died Saturday, the band and genre would never have become so popular.
The scope of the loss is a little hard to fathom because the reach of Peter Lawler’s influence was far greater than a casual observer of his work could have seen.
Chris Cornell leaves behind an incredible body of work and a legacy contemporary artists will find hard to match.
With Mary Tyler Moore’s death came not grief, but a kind of bittersweet remembrance of times past. She wasn’t just an actress who played a character, she was the setting of our lives.
Nat Hentoff was widely known as a muckraking journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz.
The loss of Richard Adams is a call to mourn and to reflect on the novel that has deeply touched many of us.
The loss of Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher so close together, the week of Christmas, is a terrible shock and leaves millions of fans reeling.
Nature has finally removed from this planet a man so odious and responsible for so much human misery that our common human experience is better for his absence.
Comedian Gene Wilder has left behind a legacy of comedy that eschews the nasty to help us all laugh at the wonder in life.
Muhammad Ali was a radical. Whether one views that radicalism as virtuous or sinister, there is truth to idea that much of it is being ignored.
Jim Harrison, famed author of ‘Legends of the Fall,’ died Sunday. Here’s what we can learn from his most famous work.
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