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Post Mortem: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Blog Bogged Down

This week has been extremely busy on the Obits desk, leaving us little or no time to post new entries on Post Mortem. We'll get back to the blog when the pace slows down. Bear with us....

By Matt Schudel  |  December 8, 2007; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obits as Movies

So Tom Hanks is about to release his new movie, "Charlie Wilson's War", which should be hilarious and scary all at once. I know this because of two obits -- not the former congressman known as "Good Time Charlie" (he had a heart transplant in September), but his sidekick, Gust...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  December 4, 2007; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies , Patricia Sullivan  
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Covenants With Ourselves

Among the satisfactions of writing Washington Post obituaries, basically biographies in miniature, is the opportunity to explore how people take the hand they've been dealt -- fate, family circumstance, luck, place, etc. -- and craft a life for themselves. That, plus the license to be curious -- nosy, if you...

By Joe Holley  |  December 3, 2007; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Joe Holley  
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