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Post Mortem: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

TV, Quips and the Day the Music Died

The director and co-executive producer of more than 50 episodes of the X Files has died. Only someone who never attended rock concerts in the 70s would lead with "Sweet Home Alabama" for a Lynyrd Skynyrd musician's obit. Consumer demand was always exemplified by the guy back in the crowd...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 29, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Patricia Sullivan , The Daily Goodbye  
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John Updike Dies

John Updike, 76, a leading American writer of post-World War II suburbia, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Jan. 27. He lived in Beverly Farms, Mass. Audio of Updike in October 2008. In an autobiographical essay, Updike famously identified sex, art, and religion as "the three great secret things" in human...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 27, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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