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In Memoriam
In Memoriam
by | May 21, 2022

James Bama, a nationally regarded painter, died in Cody, Wyoming, recently, four days short of his 96th birthday. I regret being out of touch with him for most of the last 14 years since I moved to Idaho. Jim was…

by | May 17, 2022

News has just reached me of the death of country singer, piano player, and songwriter Mickey Gilley on May 7 in Branson, Missouri. Another lively and distinctive voice from country music’s most popular decades has gone silent. It was announced…

by | Apr 13, 2022

In 1978 there was a movie entitled Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? I’m not too knowledgeable about great chefs, European or otherwise, but during the last few months so many of the best comedians of our time…

by | Mar 15, 2022

“He is the most interesting man in the world.” So declared the classic Dos Equis commercials, amusingly showing its carefree guy diving off cliffs, confronting bears, arm-wrestling Latin American tinhorn dictators, charming the ladies (always more than one at once),…

by | Mar 11, 2022

Bobbie Nelson, Willie Nelson’s talented sister, died Thursday morning at her home in Austin, Texas. A post on Willie’s Instagram said she “died peacefully and surrounded by family.” No cause of death was given, although she had been recently hospitalized….

by | Feb 28, 2022

The images from Ukraine in recent days have been shocking, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will have to descend even lower into the realm of pure evil than he’s already gone if he hopes to do to the Ukrainian people…

by | Feb 17, 2022

A year has passed. That would be a year since Rush Limbaugh headed for the pearly gates on February 17, 2021, following a valiant fight against lung cancer. He has, as has been said by others, returned his “talent on…

by and | Feb 15, 2022

P.J. O’Rourke’s full name was Patrick Jake O’Rourke. It was so like P.J. to obscure the coolest middle name out there. Everyone’s world stopped when word got out Tuesday that he had died. He was one of those rare creatures…

by and | Jan 15, 2022

Editor’s Note: Last week tragedy struck and deprived the serious reading world of Terry Teachout, the arts and theatre critic of the Wall Street Journal since 2003, a monthly essayist for Commentary magazine, a major biographer of everyone from Louis…

by | Jan 14, 2022

Just as his hero, Orson Welles, is remembered mainly for Citizen Kane, the first of the 16 films he directed, the name of Peter Bogdanovich, who died on January 6 at the age of 82, will for a long time…

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