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That’s So Cool: Celebrating Bob Johnston
The late producer’s staggering output somehow excluded his own renown
"...This is an obituary and a eulogy. It’s a song of contradictions and..."

Aug. 20, 2015 Music Post by Louis Black

Lost and Found in Wimberley
Reuniting a wallet lost after the flood with its owner
"...the family name and location led us to an obituary post with additional family names listed, and we were..."

Aug. 13, 2015 News Post by Sarah K. Wolf

In Memoriam: Robin Goodfellow
Singular Austin improviser has taken his final bow (wow wow)
" Buddy Daddy's human half, Arthur Simone, in an obituary on Facebook, Robin was "half beagle and half dachshund,..."

Aug. 12, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Boy Wonder at 100
Alamo Drafthouse screens Orson Welles centennial retrospective
"...bravura first film, and the first line in every obituary, too. Screens with "Too Much Johnson," a rediscovered short..."

April 3, 2015 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Great Gig in the Sky
The best albums of our lives – and the afterlife
"...of archives, I spent the next hours writing an obituary. Unless you're The New York Times, summating a life..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Remembering Corey Mitchell
Author, co-founder of Housecore Horror, doting father
"...Who was writing Corey’s obituary?..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

A Filmmaker Remembered
A memorial to the German filmmaker Harun Farocki screens tonight
"...the Marxist mode, documentary essays, and multi-screen installations. His obituary in The New York Times noted that Farocki made..."

Aug. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trailers on the move, and the Austin food community loses a friend
"...local culinary community, read Austin Chronicle contributor MM Pack's obituary at We offer our sincere condolences...."

May 23, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

President of Austin LDEI Chapter Dies
Denice Woods led culinary service group during productive era
"...of Les Dames d' Escoffier. A version of this obituary will run in the LDEI quarterly magazine, as well...."

May 20, 2014 Food Post by MM Pack

Pete Seeger 1919-2014
Did the folk overseer ever play Austin?
"...contextualize Seeger’s lifetime achievements without turning this into an obituary, readily handled by the Washington Post and New York..."

Jan. 28, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Farewell to the King of Grindhouse
Mike Vraney, founder of Something Weird Video, dead at 56
"'s work. As Something Weird put it in their obituary on Facebook, "making 370 two-hour volumes of Nudie Cuties..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jack Blanton and Harold Simmons Dead
Two philanthropic and political power players pass over the weekend
"...nuclear waste industry. However, as Forbes notes in its obituary, Simmons was prepared to buck conservative orthodoxy, and was..."

Dec. 30, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Get Booked
Big names and newcomers delight in this collection of recent releases
"...It took four paragraphs for her New York Times obituary to run through all the hats Nora Ephron wore..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Kimberley Jones

T.R. Fehrenbach Dead at 88
Historian celebrated for 'Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans'
"...As Maria Luisa Cesar put it in the Express-News’ obituary, his death has left “a Texas-size hole in the..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Psych Fest Live (Saturday): Deerhunter
I almost died for Deerhunter
"...hope out of anyone. This review would be my obituary...."

April 28, 2013 Music Post by Luke Winkie

Sarah Rowland Dies at 53
One of the matriarchs of the area organic farm movement died Friday
"...are grateful to the Rowland family for sharing her obituary and offer them our sincere condolences for their loss...."

Aug. 26, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The AggreGAYtor: July 24
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
"...• Sally Ride's obituary reveals long-time relationship with female partner Tam O'Shaughnessy...."

July 24, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The Lijadu Sisters
Wislawa Szymborska meets the Lijadu Sisters
"...the cat poem quoted in her New York Times obituary last week sold me – and I’ve never even..."

Feb. 7, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Frank's Tops & Bottoms
Top and Bottom 10 of 2011 and what we're hoping for 2012
"...what the alternative to Obama is. The best political obituary that could be written in 2012 would not be..."

Jan. 5, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

Alan Hollinghurst Untrammeled
On 'the very boring lives of slightly strange people'
"...would have been a literary footnote save for an obituary by Winston Churchill. Because Cecil dies serving Britain in..."

Oct. 26, 2011 Books Post by Sarah Smith

Chaos in Tejas
"...a faster cut of metallic gore than era counterparts Obituary, whose sundering at Sixth and Red River last year..."

June 10, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor
Turner Classic Movies offers 24 hours of Liz
"...The actress, two-time Academy Award-winner, humanitarian, LBGT ally, and..."

March 23, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

The Hightower Report
Wall Street's Journal; and Three Stories, One Ugly Truth
"...Then, on the obituary page, the Times covered the death of Sargent Shiver...."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Finnish metal returns to Emo's for a sequel
"...(May 11) Paul DiAnno, Red Eyed Fly (Feb. 10) Obituary, Emo’s (June 6) Boris, Mohawk (Aug. 28) Behemoth, Emo’s..."

Feb. 3, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Not All of Me Will Die:
Remembering Joe Watson
In remembrance of The Brick Row Book Shop's Joe Watson
"...Navy flyboy in aviator sunglasses appeared on a recent obituary page of our major daily; Joe Watson was one..."

Oct. 23, 2010 Books Post by Sidney Brammer

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"..."is that [the book] could be kind of an obituary for a moment that could be passing. It's too..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle
The Christian cross is a question mark
"...I was a writer (I'd published nothing but an obituary of Jack Kerouac in an obscure Eastern rag). Norma..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

War Photographer
Christian Poveda documented the gangs of El Salvador, until they turned on him
"...their documentary Journey to the Far Right; in Poveda's obituary, Fraser wrote, "Christian taught me that one must never..."

April 16, 2010 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options
Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand
"...of it – "I think people are writing my obituary here, and I'm not gone," he told me this..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Acevedo on Dallas, Austin, and Ambition
"...see what happens. I think people are writing my obituary here, and I'm not gone...."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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