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In Memoriam

For Steve Sotloff: My Personal Tribute to My Friend and Collaborator

Leah Stern | Posted 09.06.2014 | Media
Leah Stern

You chose to venture to the most dangerous places on the planet because sharing the story was worth the risk of your own mortality. You unmasked the evils of our world today and you stared at it straight in the face. And you truly loved doing it.

High Praise for Robin Williams

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

As retired military, I tremendously appreciate all Williams did for our troops and that he was my favorite actor and comedian -- a beautiful person whom I'll terribly miss.

I Was Jealous Of My Friend. Then She Got Cancer.

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Sarah Gilbert

I don't want her blue eyes the way her husband must want them before they closed each night. I don't want her body, and not just because it's gone. It was never mine to covet in the first place, just like her life.

Henning Carlsen: A Remembrance

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Axelrod

Henning Carlsen, the Danish film director, died on May 30 shortly before his 87th birthday. I first heard of Henning Carlsen in the early 90s when I was teaching a course on the fiction of Knut Hamsun and wondered if there were a film based on his novel, Hunger.

My Friend Jack

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Just a couple of days before Jack left us, I went to look at his bluebonnets one more time. They were looking even more fragile and their blue color was even more faded than before. But next spring they will be back again, even more beautiful, strong and resilient, just like my good friend always was and always will be.

Friend

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

The person I write about here died before his time, at 48. We were 30 years apart and friends for a couple of decades, blowing away the theory that intergenerational friendships don't work.

Oscars Snub Cory Monteith

Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

Amid an evening of fanfare and glitz, Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards took a moment to honor the luminaries Hollywood lost this year. The movi...

RIP: Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain

Steve Payne | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Payne

I met Leonard briefly once. He was kind of spindly, but warm and friendly. He'd just spent 30 years working on his mountain... I know not why, but even as a non-believer, I'm glad he did.

Remembering The Latino Stars We Lost In 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

The new year holds the promise of a new start, but before we can look forward let's give a final farewell to the Latino figures and stars that we lost...

TV Shows We Lost This Year

Posted 12.30.2013 | TV

2013 was a great year for television, and while many of our favorites are still on the air, some left us far too soon. Here is an "In Memoriam" vid...

A Look Back At Those We've Lost In 2013

Posted 12.27.2013 | Black Voices

As this year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to remember those who passed on this year. We’ve lost legends including Nelson Mandela, and ...

In Memoriam

Posted 12.26.2013 | Comedy

As 2013 winds to a close, we thought it was important to take a look back at the comedy we lost over the year. From the end of long-running series to ...

Remembering Those We Lost This Year

Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts

This year, we lost everyone from Hollywood greats to political giants. Ahead, we say goodbye to those who left a cultural mark. This story appears...

Memories Light the Corners of My Mind

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lillie Leonardi

Today would have been my dear old dad's 90th birthday. I awoke this morning with him on my mind.

'Royal Tenenbaums' Actor Dies At 94

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.11.2013 | Celebrity

A favorite of Wes Anderson, actor Kumar Pallana died yesterday at the ripe age of 94. He leaves behind an impressive body of work that includes roles ...

9/11 Forward Together Street Art Beautifully Honors Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

International students from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn took to the streets of New York Wednesday to send the message that we stand together in memory...

What I Learned From Helen Thomas

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.

Andy Griffith: Gone But Not Forgotten

Posted 07.03.2013 | Celebrity

Iconic TV personality Andy Griffith died one year ago today (July 3). Griffith, who passed away at age 86, was best known for the characters Sheri...

Unconditional Love: Remembering My Grandmother

Andre Leon Talley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Style
Andre Leon Talley

The best of me comes from my grandmother's values and her traditions.

For Every Mom Who Wonders if She Matters

Jim Higley | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the death of my mom, who died when I was a young boy. I hope this tribute to her might remind a few moms about the value they bring to their kids. Every day.

The Only Way I Survived After Losing My Child

Jackie Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Moore

The person we lose cannot become a taboo subject. Holding in our pain is also holding in our memories and ultimately the joy that person brought us.

Sweet Memories

Tamsin Eva | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

It's uncanny that Mum died the day before we were scheduled to depart. I ate volumes of candy during that long train ride. Nobody suggested I shouldn't. And I've always suspected that a lifelong pattern of episodic over-indulgence began that day.

A Celebration of Life

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

As our plane lands I am reminded of the poet's words, "Death is not extinguishing the light. It is turning out the lamp because the dawn has come." Yes, for Ruth Storms, "the dawn has indeed now come."

My Grandmother Amy: A Life Well-Lived for 98 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My grandmother's picture was featured on the cover of the sheet music for "Once In Love With Amy," and the story goes that late one night, my grandfather brought home dozens of copies of the sheet music and hung them up all over their apartment in Forest Hills to surprise her.

The Tragedy Behind My 30th Reunion

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When someone you believe you know, and think well of, is at the center of the most horrible act you can imagine, the pieces don't come together. There is no making sense of an incomprehensible action.