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Post Mortem: November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007

I Don't Drink ... Wine

The best first paragraph of the day:...

By Adam Bernstein  |  November 21, 2007; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ian Smith

It's been illuminating to read many takes on Ian Smith, the Rhodesian leader who in the 1960s and 1970s defied the transition to black rule in Africa. I would urge readers to look at three major British papers for their vastly different styles: The Telegraph, the Guardian and the Times...

By Adam Bernstein  |  November 21, 2007; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Death comes in doubles: Two banjo players died in the same week -- one in Minnesota and another in Milwaukee. And again: Two textile artists, a quilter and a knitter of art. On a slightly more action-oriented front, check out this story of a police-Black Panther confrontation in New Orleans...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 20, 2007; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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So You Wanna Be a Rock 'N Roll Star....

At the end of a phone call this morning, the caller said she had one more question. "Do you have any openings?" she asked. " I've been reading the obits since my mother got sick, knowing that I'd have to write something for an obit, and I'm thinking I'd like...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 19, 2007; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Before you do anything else, read this obit about the Rev. John Cross Jr., the pastor of the Birmingham, Ala. church where four little girls died in a firebombing. Who taught Martha Stewart those homemaking skills? Her mother, of course. When it was harder for women to get credit, some...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 18, 2007; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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