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Better More of a Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson Than Someone Living
"...[“Page Two,” Feb. 25]. You indicated that any tribute (obituary) to him would be "obvious." Well, then state the..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Postmarks

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...that with rare exceptions, we do not regularly provide obituary-style coverage of local or national figures. When we do..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Column

'Chronicle's Priorities Skewed

Feb. 22, 2005 Postmarks

TV Eye
Belinda Acosta mourns the passing of Bob Keeshan, the man with mutton chops who made her life matter when she thought it mattered least
"...audience," Richard Severo recounts in Keeshan's New York Times obituary. "[He] told his director he wanted to talk to..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

No Dominion
A partial roll call of people who died in 2003.
"...of Larry LaPrise, composer of the "Hokey Pokey." The obituary reported that the services were inexplicably delayed, because the..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

'The Austin Chronicle' and Richard Linklater
The beginning of a beautiful friendship
"...him how moved I was by his Sam Peckinpah obituary tribute, a recent cover story. I also told him..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Page Two
We struggle with the obscenity of a special legislative session aimed at redistricting, and we mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Al Ragle, an almost unsung hero of the Austin music scene.
"...with the paper unread, so I missed Al Ragle's obituary. He had died on June 8...."

June 20, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Come Go Home With Me
Houston, where the blues is almost as thick as the humidity
"...Houston's blues culture ever since reading Lightnin' Hopkins' 1982 obituary, wanted Fraher to add some Texas faces to his..."

May 30, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Articulations
The threat to Austin Musical Theatre and the passing of Austin storyteller and artist Helen Handley
"...Hyde Park Theatre and elsewhere. In the beautifully written obituary that ran in the Austin American-Statesman, Molly Ivins noted..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Great American Drug Book
How Robert Sabbag set out to write the Great American Novel but ended up becoming the nation's best chronicler of the drug trade.
"...taught me how to write anything other than an obituary or a news story. I said, "Well, I'll start..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

In Memory of Bob Eckhardt: 1913-2001
A fighter for justice is remembered by family and friends.
"...Eckhardt's familial obituary gracefully sums up his House career: "Eckhardt was one..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Coach's Corner
Coach's pre-season glance at the NBA: the Spurs are overrated and on their way down; Michael Jordan is overrated and already down; but the real season doesn't stat for another half-year anyway, so does anyone really care?
"...An obituary: Our two boxers, Roxy and Floyd, were once regular..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Chapter 4: The Nineties!
March 1991 -- December 2000
"...May. His good friend Robb Walsh wrote a touching obituary for "Page Two" (Vol. 14, No. 36), and it..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Letters at 20 Years
Some 'Postmarks' Writers Just Don't Know When to Quit … God Bless 'Em
"...Fool's prank a year ago, he placed his own obituary in the Austin American-Statesman. The obit was pinkie-sized, about..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Amy Smith

Summer Reading
"...her write the impending -- and potentially scandalous -- obituary. At the time, she is struggling to finish a..."

July 27, 2001 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Page Two
We say goodbye to visionary writer and Chronicle co-founder Jeff Whittington, who passed away last week at the age of 46.

July 20, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Killer Reputation
Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past
"...were reported in the papers, but he received no obituary in the paper, not even a funeral announcement...."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Postmarks
A mixed salad of Green letters and more.
"...that was available from the Waco Tribune-Herald was an obituary-type article. I was looking on the Internet for more..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Column

Dancing About Architecture
Somehow George W. Bush becomes president and takes Jimmie Vaughan with him. Swine.
"...bolero into the genre, while the New York Times obituary points out that the accordion player brought singing to..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Every Day of Your Life
Remembering Sims Ellison, and profiling the SIMS Foundation
"...the photo after it was used in the obituary and taped it on the wall by my desk...."

July 7, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Mr. Smarty Pants
This week's hot topics: obituary attainment, bodily proportions, laugh tracks, magic numbers, and leaded gasoline
"...in The New York Times, you can get your obituary in it...."

April 28, 2000 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

The Tumultuous Years
"...compassion for the downtrodden. In a 1993 New Yorker obituary, Peter Matthiessen, who befriended Chavez in the Sixties, wrote,..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Paul Ciavarri

Page Two
Could the Statesman's Michael Corcoran ever be Austin's Herb Caen?
"...early SXSW or about porn star Johnny "Wadd" Holmes' obituary -- "I'm Glad He's Dead" -- that caused so..."

April 7, 2000 Column by Louis Black

The Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred, Battleground
William Wellman's larger-than-life legacy: Reviews of Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred, and Battleground.
"...specialist, and the hapless reporter is consigned to the obituary desk. His boss decides to give him one more..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

After a Fashion
Reflections on Saint Laurent.
"...poorer place for it. If this sounds like an obituary, it is unintentional, though it is all too unfortunate..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Passion of Sam Peckinpah
Excerpts From the Austin Film Society's Peckinpah Monograph
"...essays by Louis Black. The first is from an obituary he wrote for the Chronicle in 1985, shortly after..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boat
Feting Sixth Street’s 20-year-old live music institution
"...This obituary attempts to match familiar faces and their stories to..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Dancing About Architecture
Barton Springs Eternal
"...night, "but you might wanna get a Derek O'Brien obituary ready!" Oh, and Another Thing I Heard ......"

Aug. 20, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Texas Platters
The Rev. Horton Heat
"...not. In the "more often" category, put the arpeggiated obituary "Chester's Last Ride," the sweet piano lullaby "October Trains,"..."

May 28, 1999 Music Review

In Order to Live
An American in Paris (1951)
"...the studio demanded .... -- excerpted from Douglas Sirk obituary, 2/13/87 BLAKE EDWARDS..."

May 28, 1999 Screens Feature

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