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Posts in category “Ave Atque Vale”

Goodbye Stratford Caldecott

The extraordinary English Catholic writer Stratford Caldecott has succumbed to cancer. A …

Posted July 17th, 2014

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

From the NYT obit: No draft had more impact than the one …

Posted April 17th, 2014

The Last Fat Lady Has Sung

Clarissa Dickson Wright, the last of the Two Fat Ladies who made …

Posted March 23rd, 2014

The Love That Moved Margaret Spufford

I am indebted to a Cambridge, England reader for this lovely tribute …

Posted March 21st, 2014

The Miserable End Of The Miserable Fred Phelps

From the Facebook page of Nathan Phelps, who left the family business …

Posted March 16th, 2014

The Failed Professor’s Death Song

A reader sent in this knockout 2011 piece from Books & Culture …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

TWK Always Took The Scenic Route

We buried TWK Klein today. This really was one of the best …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Eric Hobsbawm’s Champagne Communism

Well, well, well: Leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm left more than £1.8million …

Posted January 12th, 2014

Goodbye Miriam

In Holland today, family and friends are saying goodbye to our friend …

Posted January 3rd, 2014

A Tree For Miriam

  Maybe you read my Christmas post about the death from cancer …

Posted December 27th, 2013

Miriam Jeurissen, 1967-2013

My friend Miriam died today, on Christmas Day. She was 46. The …

Posted December 25th, 2013

Al Goldstein: A Wasted Life

The once-important pornographer Al Goldstein has died. From the NYT’s obit: Gradually, …

Posted December 19th, 2013

The Mandela Myth

I wrote yesterday in this space that Nelson Mandela was a great …

Posted December 6th, 2013

Prisoner No. 46664 & The Power Of Forgiveness

John Dramani Mahama, who was in the African National Congress with Nelson …

Posted December 5th, 2013

Pope Of Prosperity Gospel Dies

Paul Crouch, who founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network with his bewigged wife …

Posted December 1st, 2013

RIP Lou Reed

Lou Reed has died. Time to get out those old Velvet Underground …

Posted October 27th, 2013

Marcella Hazan Changed His Life

Reader Liam sent this as an “important update” to the Marcella Hazan …

Posted October 1st, 2013