Tag: in memoriam

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds: A Brief Bibliography

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds: A Brief Bibliography

Burt Reynolds has died at age 82. This is incredibly sad news, not least because I’m certain that very few people under 30 have any idea who he is. (I might have toed the line of actionable workplace offenses when I showed a recent intern a picture of his 1972 Cosmopolitan centerfold. No, I’m not […]

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Aretha Franklin: A Bibliography

Aretha Franklin: A Bibliography

  Aretha Franklin has died. In her lifetime, the musical giant inspired a trove of books about or inspired by her outsized legacy. In tribute, we offer this bibliography of recommended titles linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews—a small fraction of the books in which Franklin appears as a key figure in Black history, Civil […]

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Remembering Russell Freedman, Titan of Youth Nonfiction

Remembering Russell Freedman, Titan of Youth Nonfiction

  Russell Freedman has died. Born in San Francisco on October 11, 1929, he was 88 years old. The author of some 50 distinguished works of nonfiction for young readers, Freedman grew up surrounded by books and discussions about them. In a 2007 interview with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Freedman recalled his literary childhood. […]

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Words Are What Matter: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin
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Words Are What Matter: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

  “Words are what matter,” Ursula K. Le Guin once wrote, “the sharing of words.” The redoubtable author, who died on January 22 at the age of 88, was as good as her, well, word, sharing legions of them with her readers over the course of a career that spanned six decades. (Her first story was […]

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