Sen. John McCain’s first and most important allegiance was always as an American. ‘No association has ever meant more to me than that,’ he said, when conceding the election of 2008.
In passing, Aretha Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.
Today, at the age of 76, Aretha Franklin passed away among friends and family at her home in Detroit. Franklin had been battling advanced pancreatic cancer.
With the death of the Nobel Prize winning author, we’ve lost a great writer who both valued civilization, and saw the world as it is, not how he wished it to be.
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Spider-Man was the mind and abilities of the man who truly formed him. That’s Steve Ditko, of whose death the news has come.
Only a designer with a strong sensibility can please women in both camps: those who like bold, colorful bags with occasional flowers or flamingoes, and the more shape-oriented, like me.
With Philip Roth’s death, American letters lost an icon who had as much to say about grand universal themes as he did his personal and Jewish identity.
Tom Wolfe set a new standard in both the world of fiction and nonfiction, and with his passing, all we’re left with are pipsqueak visionaries.
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and novelist who died yesterday at 88, was our enthusiastic guide to the raucous and colorful spectacle that is America.
Barbara and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, the longest marriage of any American presidential couple.
Along with Roman Polanski, film director Milos Forman resisted the trend of using the ‘fascist’ label loosely. For him this topic was literally dead-serious, as he witnessed it up close.
This was a man who could fill a sports arena to get people to hear about the good news of Jesus Christ, a subject most of us would feel timidity about bringing up at the water cooler.
It is a serendipitous fact that O’Riordan is named Dolores, which means pain, because she put art into making suffering humane.
The New York Times obituary was taken as an opportunity to demonize a leader who has spent his life and influence trying to better the world through charity and the word of God.
R.C. Sproul was the founder of Ligonier Ministries and on the faithful forefront of the evangelical world’s battle over the inerrancy and sufficiency of scripture.
With feminism on the rise, Hugh Hefner struck. If women don’t need men, then boys never need to grow up. They can play all they like with no consequences.
Hugh Hefner, the creator of Playboy, died Wednesday at 91. He lived long enough to see the sexual revolution succeed—then turn against him.
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.
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