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  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.
  4. obit
    There Was One Great Role Brian Dennehy Never Got to PlayRobert Falls talked about the great American actor, who died on Wednesday at 81.
  5. obits
    Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck Actor, Dead at 86“The world has lost one of its greatest actors who also happened to be a wonderful human being.”
  6. obituary
    On John SimonConsidering the longtime New York critic, who died yesterday at 94.
  7. remembrances
    The Trailblazing Power of Diahann CarrollA celebration of the Dynasty star, her indelible six-decade career, and the ‘70s rom-com Claudine.
  8. obituary
    Robert Frank, 1924–2019: The Rage and the BenevolenceA remembrance by Frank’s biographer, including an excerpt from his book.
  9. appreciations
    Frank Rich: Hal Prince Directed the Greatest Musical Production I Ever SawAnd, Frank Rich recalls, there was a lot more greatness where that came from.
  10. obits
    Rip Torn Has Died at Age 88The actor passed away at his home in Connecticut.
  11. obituary
    Phyllis Kind, Powerhouse Gallerist, 1933–2018Phyllis Kind, art-dealer extraordinaire, changed my life. Twice.
  12. obituary
    Tom Wolfe on Marie Cosindas, an Artist Who Created Something Completely NewA photographer who worked as no one else did.
  13. debbie reynolds
    Hollywood Icon Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84The entertainment legend died after suffering a stroke.
  14. obituary
    Legendary Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dead at 60She had suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday.
  15. obituary
    Legendary Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead at 82“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”
  16. obituary
    Remembering Director Curtis Hanson, Dead at 71The 8 Mile and L.A. Confidential director died on September 20, at 71. 
  17. obits
    British Comedy Actress and Writer Caroline Aherne Dead at 52She was best known for her starring turns in Mrs Merton and The Royle Family.
  18. obits
    Actress Patty Duke Dead at 69A representative confirmed her death.
  19. legacies
    Garry Shandling Was One of American Television’s Greatest ArtistsHe made the kind of comedy you could barely stand to look at, and couldn’t look away from.
  20. On Pierre Boulez (1925–2016)The great, difficult French conductor-composer has died at 90.
  21. obituary
    The Crazies’s Will MacMillan Dies at 71He is survived by his wife and four children.
  22. setsuko hara
    Setsuko Hara, Japanese Screen Legend, Dies at 95Hara was best known for her performance in Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story.
  23. obituary
    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, History-Making Actor of Les Miz, Dies in a FallHe was the first black actor to portray Jean Valjean on Broadway.
  24. obituary
    David Edelstein on Christopher Lee: ‘The Last Living Horror Icon’A career spent embodying the “alien other.”
  25. obituary
    Michael Blake, Oscar-Winning Writer of Dances With Wolves, Dies at 69The book sold 3.5 million copies, and the film won seven Oscars.
  26. r.i.p.
    Visual-Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen Dead at 92Known for his work on Mighty Joe Young, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts
  27. obit
    Jerry Saltz on Richard Artschwager, 1923-2013“An artist … preternaturally acute and copacetic, as oddly visionary and just odd.”
  28. obituary
    Jerry Saltz on Franz West, 1947–2012“An elephantine influence.”
  29. On Adrienne Rich, 1929–2012“I have nothing but myself / to go by.”
  30. hilton kramer
    Deborah Solomon on the Cuddly Side of Hilton Kramer (1928-2012)Beyond the truculent public face, a charming mentor.
  31. art
    Jerry Saltz: On Helen Frankenthaler, 1928–2011“There was picture-making, pure and simple. And beauty. Lots of it.” –