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
What made Michael Hastings so good
June 24, 2013

What made Michael Hastings so good.

Esther Williams, RIP
She was the original glamour-athlete
June 07, 2013

She was the original glamour-athlete.

The Irony Lady
Margaret Thatcher's fluctuating foreign policy
April 08, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy fluctated wildly.

Roger Ebert's Other Illness
The film critic wrote candidly—and controversially—about his alcoholism
April 08, 2013

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

The Unlikely Celebrity of C. Everett Koop
As surgeon general, he infuriated the right and became famous
February 26, 2013

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