How Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax changed geekdom forever.
How Steve Gerber changed comics with Howard the Duck.
Remembering Heath Ledger.
The cosmic legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Donald Fagen on the legacy of Ike Turner.
The extraordinary critic Elizabeth Hardwick.
Evel Knievel: The daredevil who jumped and bragged his way to stardom.
Remembering Norman Mailer.
A soprano remembers working with Luciano Pavarotti.
The languorous, achingly hip films of Michelangelo Antonioni.
The indelible cinema of Ingmar Bergman.
John Szarkowski, the great hidden influence on photography.
Boris Yeltsin, a genuine man of transition.
Remembering Kurt Vonnegut.
The legacy of historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
The marvelous furniture of Hans J. Wegner.
What I learned from Molly Ivins.
Tillie Olsen, remembered.
Forget Dylan and Elvis. James Brown was the most important American popular musician ever.