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Post Mortem: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

John Leonard: His Own Worst Critic

The cultural critic John Leonard died Nov. 5 in New York. He had been many things, including book editor at The New York Times, author of a monthly column on books for Harper's Magazine, a television critic for New York magazine and a media critic for "CBS News Sunday Morning."...

By Adam Bernstein  |  November 7, 2008; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Photog Who Went Anywhere for a Shot

One of the beauties of writing on the Web is that we can share links to research that we can't squeeze into the space that print permits. So it was with much delight that I was able to show links in the obit for Cecil Stoughton which revealed how he...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 6, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Key West Legend

If you have ever been to Key West, capital of the Conch Republic, you probably have heard of Captain Tony Tarracino. A saloonkeeper, boat captain, father of 13 and storyteller extraordinaire, his tales included running guns for Cuban mercenaries during the Bay of Pigs invasion. A B-movie, "Cuba Crossing," was...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 4, 2008; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama's Grandmother Dies

Obama's grandmother died today, the day before the election ....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 3, 2008; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama's Nevada campaign director dies

First victim of the 2008 campaign; the 44-year-old Nevada state campaign director for Barack Obama dies of an apparent heart attack....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 3, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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