April 4, 2013 Roger Ebert, who died Thursday, was not only a writer but a social media master, a romantic and a guy who deeply believed in rice cookers. He was also one of the most influential critics of his generation.
April 4, 2013 He was a print journalist initially, but Ebert's "thumbs up" TV critiques were just as influential as his essays, and he later carved out a prodigious digital presence. Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.
April 3, 2013 Her scripts gave the sprawling Merchant-Ivory films substance. She won her first screenwriting Oscar for A Room With a View and her second for Howard's End. She won the Booker Prize in 1975 for her novel Heat and Dust. The cause of death was complications of a pulmonary condition. Jhabvala was 85.
March 30, 2013 In making classic albums by Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Phil Ramone's greatest talent as a producer and engineer may have been finding ways to make songs sound the way the musicians wanted.
March 30, 2013 Paul Williams started the first American rock magazine as a college student in 1966, and pioneered a style of intelligent music writing from a fan's perspective.