Bad Reporter, Good Reporter

Call me a sentimental old git, but I am of the opinion that when a man dies, people should remember basic things about him, like, his age. I’m astounded that my random survey of 20 news agencies found that 90% of those reporting Stephen Furst’s death got his age wrong. This might seem like a…

Lost this week

Mary Tyler Moore – Ms. Moore began her career in earnest with the role of Laura Petrie in 1960s TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show. She later appeared in her own 1970s eponymous series, one of the first featuring strong, independent, single women. She was 80. Sir John Vincent Hurt – Sir John passed…

Updated 29 Dec 2016: Celebrities We Lost in 2016

Like every year, we lost a number of people in 2016 who we’ve admired throughout our lives. And, like each of those years, we’re left feeling as though more than our fair share passed away. This was especially true early in the year, when David Bowie and Alan Rickman died in January, starting an emotional…