As a young staffer for the Christian Science Monitor, he once wrote an early, never-used obit
The filming of Obit
in Glasgow two years ago was dogged by bad publicity.
prompts urgent questions: Do I let fear get in the way of what I'm called to do in life?
Louis Globe-Democrat reporter Les Pearson and television cameraman Andy Werner got obits
in the Post.
People always want a paragraph or two about the deceased's pets (I doubt that Miss Kitty will read my obit
and appreciate her mention).
The Los Angeles Times recently increased its full-time obit
desk from one writer to three and is stocking up on advance obits
And on THE DAY after Savile's death in October 20 1 1 , Younghusband wrote: "I gather we didn't prepare the obit
because of the darker side of the story.
But many staffers at the paper will best remember Robbins as the guy who refused to allow an obit
to be written for John Brophy, a retiree who was "the heart of the newsroom.
Bylines and Obit
(both 2001), each about the size and shape of a closed newspaper, are covered with random allover patterns of black and white.
Salon's arts and entertainment editor, Bill Wyman, referenced those same events in his obit
, even going so far as dubbing "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" "the group's greatest song and [Joey's] greatest vocal performance.
Once crooned by Bing Crosby, this mordant 1929 shell-shocked love obit
is more redolent of Kurt Weill's Berlin cabaret songs than of Der Bingle.
I would rather interview a murder suspect than some survivors for an obit
-- what with problems today of blended families, family feuds and falsified military careers.