By David North, December 18, 2012
This article was originally posted on the WSWS in two parts on December 18-19, 2007.
By Fred Mazelis, December 6, 2012
American composer Elliott Carter reflected the trajectory of Western classical music in the past century.
By Vicky Short, October 4, 2012
The ex-General Secretary of the Stalinist Communist Party of Spain, Santiago Carrillo, died on Tuesday September 18 at the age of 97.
By Clare Hurley, August 30, 2012
Australian-born art critic and social historian Robert Hughes (The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore) died August 6 in New York City after a long illness.
By David Walsh, August 14, 2012
Journalist Alexander Cockburn, co-editor of CounterPunch, died July 21 at the age of 71. Cockburn’s active political history extended back to the New Left and the anti-Vietnam War protest movement in Britain in the 1960s.
Film critic Andrew Sarris 1928-2012: An appreciation
By David Walsh, June 26, 2012
One of the leading American film critics of the past half-century, Andrew Sarris, died in New York City on June 20. The WSWS is reposting an interview we did with Sarris and a review of one of his later books. The interview includes a new introduction.
By David Brown, June 21, 2012
Rodney King, 47, died last Sunday, 20 years after his brutal beating by the Los Angeles Police Department.
By Christine Schofelt, Hector Cordon, June 14, 2012
The American science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury was one of the most influential popular authors for the generation that grew up after the Second World War.
By Christine Schofelt, June 7, 2012
Beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are and many others) died May 8.
By David Walsh, April 12, 2012
Mike Wallace, the longtime American television journalist best known for his almost four decades on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” died April 7 at the age of 93.
By Hiram Lee, January 27, 2012
Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno, demonized in the media for his role in the Penn State scandal, died January 22 at the age of 85.
By Peter Schwarz, December 21, 2011
Havel’s anti-communism, his arrogance towards working people and his unconditional support for the wars of NATO and the US made him the darling of international politics and the media.