Apr 8, 2013 — The Mouseketeer and bikini-musicals actress became a pop star and made a generation of boomer boys swoon. Later she faced multiple sclerosis with equanimity — and raised awareness and money in the process.
Apr 4, 2013 — Roger Ebert, who died Thursday, was not only a writer but a social media master, a romantic and a guy who deeply believed in rice cookers. He was also one of the most influential critics of his generation.
Feb 7, 2013 — Birder Starr Saphir, who died on Tuesday, was at the center of a 2012 documentary about the unique world of Central Park birding.
Jan 17, 2013 — "Dear Abby" columnist Pauline Phillips died Wednesday. We take a moment to answer a question we weren't actually asked: Why do people ask strangers for advice anyway?
Jan 16, 2013 — California public television host Huell Howser earned the affection of many fans, hundreds of whom turned out for a memorial Tuesday night.
Aug 13, 2012 — Our comics blogger shares thoughts on the passing of the profoundly influential creator and mentor Joe Kubert.
Aug 10, 2012 — Writer David Rakoff, who has died at the age of 47, left both writing and audio appearances on shows like This American Life that illustrate a worldview that was dark, but deeply human.
Jun 26, 2012 — Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday, wrote a trio of romantic comedies about love, inevitability, and truly great conversation.
Jun 6, 2012 — Peter Sagal remembers Ray Bradbury as one of the writers who wrote the stories of his science-fiction childhood. He notes that the author was always showing us "our reflections in very strange places."
Jun 5, 2012 — Richard Dawson was most famous for Family Feud, but he was the most fun on Match Game, the party show of the '70s.