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Remembering Penny Marshall, a Hollywood Legend With a Radical Legacy
As both a performer and a filmmaker, Marshall stood apart from what women like her were expected to do.
Remembering Oksana Shachko, ‘Artist, Activist, Terrorist’
The Femen co-founder was beaten, jailed, and threatened with execution. It was beautiful to watch her dance.
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Read the Letter Barack Obama Wrote for Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
“Aretha Franklin rocked the world of anyone who had the pleasure of hearing her voice.”
Aretha Franklin Stuns Obama, Carole King with Performance of ‘Natural Woman’
The Queen of Soul arrived to slay.
Carrie Fisher Died Having Figured Out How to Truly Be Carrie Fisher
She had the flukiest life, but ye gods, she made it her own.
Remembering Alan Thicke, a Steady TV Force
One of the greatest qualities the late Thicke possessed, and that he exhibited on
, was his steadiness.
9/11 Survivor Schandra Singh on Painting Everyone Who Died That Day
“For me, it wasn’t about death. It was about bringing them back to life.”
Iggy Pop Honored David Bowie’s Memory and Music With 2-Hour Radio Show
Between Bowie deep-cuts, Iggy recalled their travels together.
Paul F. Tompkins: Impersonating Garry Marshall Felt Like Spending Time With Him
The comedian on what drove him to impersonate the director for almost a decade.
Remembering Garry Marshall, TV’s Mr. Nice Guy
Garry Marshall made some beloved movies, but his ’70s sitcoms are what made him a legend.
, Anton Yelchin Showed the True Depth of His Gifts
Yelchin established himself as the rare young leading man who could play both charismatic and vulnerable.
Watch Tracy Morgan Celebrate Prince in Almost Exactly the Same Way You Did
It’s silly, no?
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Pays Tribute to David Bowie
With the help of Fred Armisen.
As Hans Gruber in
, Alan Rickman Redefined Action Movies
Hans Gruber redefined action-film villainy.
Seitz: Roger Ebert on TV Was the Gateway Drug for New Film Obsessives
His TV shows with Gene Siskel had as much to do with stoking this critic’s interest in film and film criticism as anyone he knew personally.
15 Roger Ebert Passages That Epitomize His Writing
From reviews of films both classic and awful, to memorials to Gene Siskel, to an ode to his rice cooker.
Remembering Roger Ebert’s Cameo on
It didn’t stink.
Edelstein on Roger Ebert: Farewell to the Mayor of Movie Critic-Ville
The work of this most famous of film writers was accessible to people who normally had no patience for critics.
Inside the Judd Apatow Art Show
Gallery 1988 held a Judd Apatow tribute art show in Los Angeles last week, and here’s a nice little mini-documentary about the event, which […]
Lena Dunham Writes About Her Friendship with Nora Ephron
Today, Lena Dunham wrote for the New Yorker’s website about being both a friend and fan of Nora Ephron’s. She writes: I devoured her prose, […]
Stephen Colbert’s Fitting Tribute to Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak passed away yesterday so last night, Stephen Colbert paid tribute to the author/blurber of his new children’s book, I Am a Pole […]
The John Leonard Backlist
The Leonard List: that signature stream of excited enthusiasms that gave us a glimpse of the jam-packed Coney Island of his marvelous mind.