Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: Conversations Over Apple Juice
October 09, 2013

Among the duties that new Back of the Book assistant editors find on their roster when they first arrive at The New Republic: Go to New York—particularly, the penthouse of a West Village apartment building.

A Tribute: Stanley Kauffmann, 1916-2013
October 09, 2013

We are saddened to report that Stanley Kauffmann, our film critic of more than five decades, died early this morning at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York at age 97. We will be adding to this tribute throughout the day.

Stanley Kauffmann, 1916-2013
October 09, 2013

The New Republic mourns the death of our beloved film critic, Stanley Kauffmann

Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013
August 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney was the lyrical Virgilian guide for a bewildered Irish generation.

The Father of America's 'Civil Religion' Has Died
August 08, 2013

Last December, at the prayer vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, Barack Obama delivered one of the best speeches of his presidency. He grieved and consoled, speaking both as a father and as the head of state.

In Baghdad With the Relentless Reporter
June 24, 2013

What made Michael Hastings so good.

Esther Williams, RIP
June 07, 2013

She was the original glamour-athlete.

The Irony Lady
April 08, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy fluctated wildly.

Roger Ebert's Other Illness
April 08, 2013

The film critic wrote candidly—and controversially—about his alcoholism.

The Unlikely Celebrity of C. Everett Koop
February 26, 2013

As Reagan's surgeon general, he took bold positions on AIDS and abortion and infuriated the right wing.