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Christo Made Us Feel the Awe-Inspiring Impermanence of Human Achievement
Some scoff at these works as mere spectacle. They are spectacle. But that isn’t nothing.
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.”
Little Richard Put Wild Sex Into the Top 40 for Good
The self-described king
queen of rock and roll died today at 87.
There Was One Great Role Brian Dennehy Never Got to Play
Robert Falls talked about the great American actor, who died on Wednesday at 81.
Do the Right Thing
Actor, Dead at 86
“The world has lost one of its greatest actors who also happened to be a wonderful human being.”
On John Simon
Considering the longtime New York critic, who died yesterday at 94.
The Trailblazing Power of Diahann Carroll
A celebration of the
star, her indelible six-decade career, and the ‘70s rom-com
Robert Frank, 1924–2019: The Rage and the Benevolence
A remembrance by Frank’s biographer, including an excerpt from his book.
Frank Rich: Hal Prince Directed the Greatest Musical Production I Ever Saw
And, Frank Rich recalls, there was a lot more greatness where that came from.
Rip Torn Has Died at Age 88
The actor passed away at his home in Connecticut.
Anne Victoria Clark
Phyllis Kind, Powerhouse Gallerist, 1933–2018
Phyllis Kind, art-dealer extraordinaire, changed my life. Twice.
Tom Wolfe on Marie Cosindas, an Artist Who Created Something Completely New
A photographer who worked as no one else did.
Hollywood Icon Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84
The entertainment legend died after suffering a stroke.
Actress Carrie Fisher Dead at 60
She had suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday.
Legendary Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead at 82
“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”
Remembering Director Curtis Hanson, Dead at 71
director died on September 20, at 71.
British Comedy Actress and Writer Caroline Aherne Dead at 52
She was best known for her starring turns in
The Royle Family.
Actress Patty Duke Dead at 69
A representative confirmed her death.
Garry Shandling Was One of American Television’s Greatest Artists
He made the kind of comedy you could barely stand to look at, and couldn’t look away from.
Matt Zoller Seitz
On Pierre Boulez (1925–2016)
The great, difficult French conductor-composer has died at 90.
’s Will MacMillan Dies at 71
He is survived by his wife and four children.
Setsuko Hara, Japanese Screen Legend, Dies at 95
Hara was best known for her performance in Yasujiro Ozu’s
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, History-Making Actor of
, Dies in a Fall
He was the first black actor to portray Jean Valjean on Broadway.
David Edelstein on Christopher Lee: ‘The Last Living Horror Icon’
A career spent embodying the “alien other.”
Michael Blake, Oscar-Winning Writer of
Dances With Wolves
, Dies at 69
The book sold 3.5 million copies, and the film won seven Oscars.
Visual-Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen Dead at 92
Known for his work on
Mighty Joe Young
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Jason and the Argonauts
Jesse David Fox
Jerry Saltz on Richard Artschwager, 1923-2013
“An artist … preternaturally acute and copacetic, as oddly visionary and just odd.”
Jerry Saltz on Franz West, 1947–2012
“An elephantine influence.”
On Adrienne Rich, 1929–2012
“I have nothing but myself / to go by.”
Deborah Solomon on the Cuddly Side of Hilton Kramer (1928-2012)
Beyond the truculent public face, a charming mentor.
Jerry Saltz: On Helen Frankenthaler, 1928–2011
“There was picture-making, pure and simple. And beauty. Lots of it.” –