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Edward Kennedy Dead
Lion of the Senate dies before realizing the "cause of my life," reforming the health care system
"...The Boston Globe has a nice obituary here...."

Aug. 26, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Rangers Surprise Fans With Good Pitching
The '09 Rangers are looking good … so far
"...the AL West, while the final column is the obituary for another season of futility. In a nutshell, it..."

June 1, 2009 Sports Post by Justin Sanders

The Insider's Outsider Guide to Texas
Remembering Bud Shrake
"...It's been mentioned in at least one obituary about Shrake that one of his final literary events,..."

May 15, 2009 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Trail of Bullets
Blood Trail director Richard Parry explains the perils of shooting in a war zone
"...It So. It could also have served as an obituary for either himself or King. Taking pictures doesn't make..."

March 15, 2009 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Forrest J Ackerman Remembered
"...Forrest J Ackerman, 92, passed away last Friday and..."

Dec. 11, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Viva Les Froid Amis!
"...Nicely put, but we might also add that Les..."

Oct. 29, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

I Defy You, Ira Glass
" to find yourself writing your own precious little obituary for McSweeney's...."

Oct. 16, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Frankincense, adverbs, and porn, oh my!
"...Groucho Marx was shown his obituary while visiting the offices of The New York Times...."

Aug. 22, 2008 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Thomas M. Disch, R.I.P.
"...There are several articles worth reading, but Elizabeth Hand's obituary in Salon ( is perhaps the best...."

July 28, 2008 Postmarks

Rock & Roll Summer Reading
"...Many of the essays are old and therefore carry obituary codas, but that's good: These stories are as fresh..."

May 30, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Neoconservatives Not Fans of Rand
"...critic of Rand throughout his life, and his 1982 obituary for Rand showed just how classless a person he..."

April 17, 2008 Postmarks

King Tears
A decade after the ValuJet crash claimed Walter Hyatt's life, his posthumous archive celebrates his tender abilities once again
"...had lost a piece of its heart. In his obituary for Hyatt in the Chronicle, KUT's Larry Monroe wrote:..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

'Jorge Macchi: The Anatomy of Melancholy'
This Argentinean artist's work may not grab you immediately, but its understated lyricism will linger
"...comment upon the human condition. A series of newspaper obituary notices, cut so that only a black frame topped..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Review by Amanda Douberley

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Mordecai Richler once remarked that 'the novelist's primary moral responsibility is to be the loser's advocate.' It's difficult to imagine how anyone who takes that dictum to heart could outdo Junot Díaz here.
"...Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is admittedly an obituary of sorts, a wistful ode to a perennially lonely..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Books Review by Rayyan Al-Shawaf

The Great Man
Kate Christensen's fourth novel is reminiscent of that particular breed that can only be weaved and wielded by a true artisan
" of realism. The story is preceded with the obituary of a fictional New York painter named Oscar Feldman,..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Books Review by Sofia Resnick

Lake of Fire
Meat Puppets, Chapter 3: Curt and Cris Kirkwood, reunited, and it feels so good
"...reintroduce myself. I'm the guy who will write your obituary."..."

July 20, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

'Evacuation Plan'
An excerpt
"...And I cried some more. Then I read her obituary in the newspaper and cried again."..."

June 15, 2007 Books Feature by Joe O'Connell

Just in Time for Nader '08
Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan on An Unreasonable Man
"...If the first line of Nader's obituary were to be that he ushered in the George..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

First place
"...ending. He carries out the garbage and recycles the obituary."..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by Mark Grayson Mayer

"O Death, where is thy sting?" – 1 Corinthians 15:55
"...for it) this year without reading another Austin music-scene obituary. Others nearly became obituaries, like when World Burns to..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Vertical Helical Scan, We Hardly Knew Ye
You'd better record this on your VCR – it's probably the last time we'll ever mention it
"...month Variety made it official by running a humorous obituary for our old friend "born 30 years ago as..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

The Rise of the Invisible Man
Can longshot Democrat Chris Bell ring up a miracle?
"...board – ran with the original story, essentially an obituary for the Democratic nominee. "It became a foregone conclusion,..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Page Two: The Politics of Distraction
In the face of failure at home and abroad, the right turns on immigrants
"...This shouldn't sound like an obituary, but instead strong, affectionate congratulations! Kevin is not leaving..."

April 14, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Our readers talk back.
" There was a most accurate, articulate, and honorable obituary to the man in a Nashville paper ("

Dec. 9, 2005 Column

Why Did 'Chronicle' Fail to Mention Chris Whitley's Death?
" There was a most accurate, articulate, and honorable obituary to the man in a Nashville paper ( Perhaps..."

Dec. 7, 2005 Postmarks

TV Eye
The flirting has just begun. Yes, it's only the end of July, and yet the networks are already running promos for new shows that may not even premiere until late fall.
"...branded into pop-culture-speak. According to his New York Times obituary published July 21, Doohan's family is arranging to have..."

July 29, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

After a Fashion
"...discussion speculated as to what the headline of Madonna's obituary would read. My favorite? "La Isla Finita." It's just..."

July 22, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Film News
Summer shoots, Senate bills, and a few film festivals you should know about; plus, Bob Ivy plays with dolls
"...• Festivus for the Rest of Us: Bob Burns' obituary rightly emphasized his role as production designer on the..."

April 15, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Our readers talk back.
"...["Page Two," Feb. 25]. You indicated that any tribute (obituary) to him would be "obvious." Well, then state the..."

March 4, 2005 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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