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Los Angeles, Once Gluten’s Heart of Darkness

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various...
Tony Kushner, at Peace? Not Exactly. But Close.

Tony Kushner, at Peace? Not Exactly. But Close.

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various...
The Jews Who Dreamed of Utopia

The Jews Who Dreamed of Utopia

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various...
At the Oscars, Some Among the Self-Celebration

At the Oscars, Some Among the Self-Celebration

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various...
Four Shows to Watch This Week

Four Shows to Watch This Week

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various...