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Post Mortem: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Here's to the Crazy Ladies

We just got a note from a reader from Scotland who asked for an obit of Deborah Palfrey, the D.C. Madam, who committed suicide yesterday at her mother's house. He argued for a formal obituary on this basis: " -- If one of her diaper wearing clients from the senate...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  May 2, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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His Dying Wish

Vladimir Nabokov, the celebrated Russian author of "Lolita," "Pale Fire" and other monuments of 20th-century literature, was working on a new novel, "The Original of Laura," at the time of his death in 1977. He ordered that the manuscript be burned. His command makes you wonder about any relative's "dying...

By Matt Schudel  |  May 1, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Are You Sure?

Many, many years ago, on my first government job -- picking up trash and dead dogs for the Texas Highway Department -- I came across a puppy carcass beside IH-35 and, sadly, tossed the little body into the back of our converted gravel truck. An hour or so later, I...

By Joe Holley  |  April 30, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Remembering Texas City

Imagine an explosion so powerful it blows two light planes out of the sky, kills more than 500 people -- including a number of firefighters incinerated at the scene -- injured more than 7,000 others and destroyed 500 homes. All that happened on April 6, 1947, when the Grandcamp, a...

By Joe Holley  |  April 30, 2008; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Craigslist Wannabe

Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor is hoping to wrest control of obituaries and death notices from the newspaper industry, just as he did with employment postings....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 28, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Watergate's Enduring Stories

One of the major reasons that the Washington Post became nationally prominent was its coverage of the Watergate scandal, starting in 1972. It's a complex story but the ramifications continue to this day. (The Post's online operation has a pretty good special report, with a useful timeline.) The key players...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 28, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pearl Harbor?

So I was thinking I might write an obituary on this slow Sunday for "la Dinamitera" (the Dynamite Girl), an 88-year-old heroine of the Spanish Civil War named Rosario Sanchez Mora. But then I remembered an interview with the writer Susan Jacoby on C-Span yesterday. Jacoby told her interviewer, Nick...

By Joe Holley  |  April 27, 2008; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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