The late, great author saw both sides of life -- its existential dread and the absolute silliness of it all.
Like all great works of literature, “The Plot Against America” has become more and more prescient as the years pass -- and ever more terrifying to read.
His stories were alive on the page and because of this, writes John J. Winters, they will retain a powerful resonance long after we’re all gone.
A former student of the late poet and playwright, who died Friday at the age of 87, recalls the Nobel laureate's "brilliant terror."
I loved Lucy, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, but I wanted to be Mary. An appreciation of the iconic actress, who died Wednesday at the age of 80.
Look for his columns and criticism, writes Wendy Kaminer. Read his books. Remember him.
A tribute to the trailblazing journalist and host of the PBS Newshour who died Monday at the age of 61.
A King who truly was a man of the people, E.M. Swift writes, we shall not see his like again.
Six million of our souls went up over Europe during the Holocaust. With "Night," Elie Wiesel returned to us one slim, howling tribute testifying to the fact of their existence.
As a young journalist, R. B. Scott spent more than a week with the champ in 1974.
Prince's ecstatic music breathed life into us all.
Collins lived and breathed the game and his enthusiasm was infectious.
As profound an act as writing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and releasing it, was Lee’s refusal to elaborate.
Whether you loved him, hated him, or as many people did -- both -- David Bowie leaves an invaluable legacy of artistic innovation.
It’s bad form to admit to having a favorite, but Buddy was the dog love of my life.
A random killing in the West Bank hits painfully close to home.
Big Papi led, on the field and off. He performed when the stakes were highest. He will leave the city of Boston a better place.
He gave me something far more important than answers -- he gave me time, unhurried, generous amounts of time.
E.L. Doctorow relentlessly challenged convention, insisting that we open our eyes and hearts.
In his volumes of verse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who died last Thursday, leaves a legacy of what he always sought for himself: a vision of grace in a difficult...