Mike Madden

Adios, Presidente
What Hugo Chávez's obituaries revealed
March 08, 2013

Parsing the many obituaries of Hugo Chávez

C. Everett Koop: The Man, The Beard, The Legend
How the obituaries remembered our most famous surgeon general
March 01, 2013

How the obituaries remembered America's most famous surgeon general.

R.I.P., Jerry Buss
Which obits dared detail Jerry Buss' exploits?
February 22, 2013

Our obituary reader scans the write-ups of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and finds a bunch of different ways to interpret his playboy exploits.

Facebook Beats the Obit Pages
The week that Donald Byrd, Ronald Dworkin, and David Hartman died.
February 15, 2013

The week that Donald Byrd, Ronald Dworkin, and David Hartman died.

Grading Ed Koch's Obits
February 08, 2013

Our obsessive obituary reader on how obit writers remembered Ed Koch and other casualties of the week. 

The Obituarists Remember Stanley Karnow
February 01, 2013

How did the obituary pages treat Stanley Karnow, Patty Andrews, and this week's other notable passings?