Stethoscope, the versatile, resourceful, companion of all in a white coat died today. It was 200 years old. An insightful instrument that always provi...
Like countless other Irish-Americans, my family has its own personal version of the immigrant story. Ours doesn't involve the Potato Famine or the East Coast centers of all things Gaelic in New York and Boston.
I have a paper clutter problem at home. One cause of that problem is that I tear out newspaper and magazine articles that interest me. I figure I'll u...
The news of David Bowie's death left a creative void for the music industry and admirers. Most fans around the world did not even know he had been battling cancer. Bowie lived a life of distinguishable, unparalleled oddity and artistry to the end.
"Who said we were terrorists?" These sinister words, spoken with almost Shakespearean grandeur and playfulness by the late Alan Rickman, is perhaps one of the greatest lines spoken by any movie villain. It denotes that all is not as it seems while watching the original Die Hard.
When I think of Ellie, I think of the most electric days of my life, my youth as a dyke coming into my own; of Tuesday nights that wreaked of possibility. When I didn't think about tomorrow, let alone mortality.
For many people, writing their own obituary can be a nice way to sum up their life, not to mention avoid any possible mistakes that sometimes occur when obituaries are hurriedly written at the time of death.
Ellsworth Kelly died Sunday. His unique, groundbreaking art is owned by almost every art museum of significance in the world. He made radical simplicity a monumental endeavor.
My Uncle carries a special place in my heart. There are so many reasons why this is, but a few that stand out to me now revolve around his involvement with family.
Environmental activists in Chile and around the world mourn the passing of Doug Tompkins, who died in a kayak accident in his beloved Patagonia yesterday. The eminent entrepreneur and conservation pioneer was an inspiring visionary and had the rare gift to turn his vision into practice.
There's much more to Wes Craven's legacy than a single movie villain. We explore Craven's massive impact on the film industry in what will be remembered as one of the most celebrated and impactful careers from a screenwriter, producer, and director.
He waved to the small crowd with his right hand, then his left, and seemed to be turning toward me as six quick shots peppered the president and those around him. The smile on Reagan's face disappeared as Parr reached for the president's left shoulder and shoved him forcefully down and toward the open back door of the presidential limousine.
Debbie Robins de La Bouillerie was a highly respected executive and culture expert with deep roots in the entertainment industry.
A few years ago on Yogi Berra's birthday, I tweeted out a birthday greeting with a link to a YouTube video of his career highlights. A British Twitter...
Perhaps Wayne will live on in life's simple joys, such as tender moments, stopped and savored with loved ones. In the deep peace of solitude; in fireplaces, steamy tea cups, good books, and thoughtful days.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings and The Mind's Eye may have been chock-full of medical facts, but they were just snapshots of Oliver Sacks' heart -- all poetic studies of human suffering and what gives life meaning.