The life of often controversial writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, who died Thursday after a long battle against cancer of the esophagus, as told in some of today's headlines:
— "Christopher Hitchens, Author and Contrarian, Dies at 62." (The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog)
— "Christopher Hitchens Dies At 62; Engaging, Enraging Author And Essayist." (Los Angeles Times)
— "Atheist Intellectual Christopher Hitchens Dead At 62." (Reuters)
— "Christopher Hitchens, 62; Writer's Ideas Enlivened Books, Magazines, Web." (Boston Globe)
— "RIP Christopher Hitchens, The Cicero Of The Saloon Bar." (The Telegraph)
— "Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, With Wit." (The New York Times)
Vanity Fair, where Hitchens was a contributing editor, has an extensive look at his life here.