The word “goodbye” takes on a somber and rueful new meaning as I begin the annual task of wrapping up an old year by waving adios to the man with the scythe. We lost so many famous and celebrated people in 2010 that by midsummer I already had 35 pages of names. “Attention must be Read More
After years of patronage at Elaine Kaufman’s famed eponymous Upper East Side restaurant, Gay Talese has become, in the weeks since Elaine’s death, one of the primary writers associated with the beloved salon. Any obituary worth its salt reached out to Talese for a comment – it wouldn’t be complete without a Read More
On April 24, 1941, Richard Holbrooke was born in Manhattan. And though he spent his last hours yesterday in Washington, D.C. and much of his diplomat’s life crossing borders fighting oppressive rulers tooth-and-nail, he always remained a New Yorker.
And as a testament to that birthright, Holbrooke was a foreign affairs genius who, when he Read More
Our apologies for coming to this a couple of days late, but we just noticed this: Vic Ziegel, the legendary Daily News sports columnist, is dead at age 72. The great general interest sports columnists are becoming a thing of the past, and Mr. Ziegel was certainly one of the more recognizable names. Here Read More
Jim Marshall, known for his iconic photographs of sixties rock stars, died last night at age 74.
He was a favored photographer of Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin, and he was the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles’ last concert, in San Francisco in 1966. He Read More