In Memoriam

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Walt Keller, Leukemia Survivor, Has Passed

Walter Robert Keller, 1953-2014 In late 2011, I saw a story in the New York Times. A clinical trial of a new kind of cancer […]

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Son of Harry Jay Katz Found Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead

Nearly 20 years after Harry Jay Katz found a woman dead in his East Falls hot tub, playwright David Bar Katz, his son, found Philip […]

Things to Do

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

The Wall Street Journal has the first word: Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a […]

Lou Reed
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Lou Reed, Pioneer of Ungerground, Avant Garde Rock, Has Died Lou Reed, an icon of edgy, boundary-pushing, experimental and avant garde rock—both with the seminal, proto-alt band The Velvet Underground in the 1960s and […]

Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Walter P. Lomax
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What Philadelphia Lost When it Lost Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr.

On this past Thursday at 8:30 a.m., 81-year-old Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr. passed away. “So what?” you ask. “What’s the big deal?” you ask. […]