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Post Mortem: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Brits' Bad Behavior

My old colleague, Jim Ledbetter, did a nice little piece for Slate on how he sees obits after two years in London. He thinks the English versions are just "too frank, too judgmental, too, well ... mean" for American newspapers. (He's right.) Timothy Noah also opined a few years ago...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 6, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Sixties Aren't Dead

Who would have figured that both Bo Diddley and Alton Kelley, the guy who helped start the whole hippie scene in San Francisco would have died within days of each other? Kelley, who drew iconic posters for rock and roll concerts in San Francisco, even drew a few for Diddley's...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  June 3, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obiter v. Obiter

Alex Beam, a terrific columnist for the Boston Globe, takes on the obit world in a column today. Not sure who might care about all this but us handful of obit scribes. But for what it's worth, I know most of the people involved - I have attended both conferences...

By Adam Bernstein  |  June 3, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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