Mary Tyler Moore was a sitcom star who redefined what a sitcom could be, both onscreen and behind it. She was an actress who became a producer, a Hollywood mogul who worked hard to change her industry. Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80, was a TV icon in the 1960s and ’70s […]
For anyone who loves the spotlight, mothering can be an ideal role — for a while. The mother is a singular star to her baby, whose gaze follows her around the room with the watchfulness of an obsessive fan. For the stars Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, that dynamic seemed to linger well into Ms. […]
Remembrances of Natalie Cole, Gwen Ifill, Edgar Mitchell, David Bowie, Janet Reno, Miss Cleo, Muhammed Ali, Kimbo Slice, Zerka Moreno, and many more of those who passed on in 2016. Read more at the New York Times Magazine.
Oakland, Calif. — THE headline scrolled through the corner of my computer screen sometime after 10 on Friday night. Fidel Castro had died. It was news I’d been waiting to hear my entire life, and yet I hesitated. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe it, but rather, that the event was one we’d rehearsed so […]
Shimon Peres, who died early Wednesday morning, served as one of Israel’s most prominent politicians and played major roles in the founding of Israel, the development of its military might, and, later, its peace process with its neighbors. As a young Israeli defense official, Mr. Peres secured arms and technology deals that laid the foundation […]
Arnold Palmer, who has died at the age of 87, will be remembered as one of the greatest players in the history of golf, having left an indelible legacy on the sport. He also, however, made his mark on the world of beverages. Palmer’s name may mean ‘The King’ to some, but it means a […]
There’s a somber footnote to Pope Francis’s recent visit to the United States that concerns the so-called “Pope’s Stone.” The cornerstone for the Washington Monument was laid on the Fourth of July in 1848 and the following year states and territories were invited to donate memorial stones to be placed on the interior stair wall. […]
It’s groundbreaking for 70+ Life at the Top to quote a Facebook post, and certainly not as an official commentary, but the time has come. The breakthrough was occasioned by Gabe Pressman, at 91 still the senior correspondent for WNBC-TV New York and by seniority alone one of broadcasting’s best-known and most respected reporters. This […]