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Post Mortem: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Harvey Korman RIP

Harvey Korman, who died yesterday, was among the masterful comic "straight men" of his generation on film and TV. Tim Conway and Carol Burnett were often more outrageous, but Korman's task could be harder, struggling to keep from laughing in light of the most implausibly hilarious situations....

By Adam Bernstein  |  May 30, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On Faith On Death

The Washington Post feature "On Faith" showcases the insights of LA Times obit editor Jon Thurber, one of the sages of the obit craft. He's sensitive and thoughtful in a very difficult job....

By Adam Bernstein  |  May 28, 2008; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A "Derogatory" Obit?

A reader wrote in last week to criticize what she called the "derogatory and negative" tone of the recent obituary for Huntington Hartford II, the A&P heir whose quest to be taken seriously as a patron of the arts led him to drain much of his enormous fortune. Hartford died...

By Adam Bernstein  |  May 26, 2008; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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