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Post Mortem: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

The Death of a Friend

When I got to my desk Friday, my colleague Joe Holley told me Flip Schulke had died. Joe had already pulled some clips and begun background work on Flip, a photographer from the glory days of Life magazine who was one of the greatest chroniclers of the civil rights era....

By Matt Schudel  |  May 17, 2008; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Conference of Death

Just returned from the inaugural meeting of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers (SPOW), held in Portland, Ore., May 8 to 11. In preceding months, there had been debate over the name, with several wags hoping for some creepy acronym that spelled out words like COFFIN (Congress of something something...

By Adam Bernstein  |  May 14, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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