R.I.P. Judi Ann Mason

Judi Ann Mason, a playwright and screenwriter, has died at 54. Mason started writing professionally at only 19 and, on shows like A Different World and Sanford, was one of the first female African-American sitcom writers. [NYT] » 7/20/09 11:40am 7/20/09 11:40am

R.I.P Judith Krug, Librarian, Free Speech Activist, Founder of Banned…

As mentioned briefly last night, Judith Krug, the founder of Banned Book Week and champion of the First Amendment, died Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. She was 69. » 4/15/09 9:30am 4/15/09 9:30am

R.I.P. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, a giant in the world of queer theory and the author of several landmark works of literary theory, has died of breast cancer at 58. [New Yorker, FLP] » 4/14/09 10:20am 4/14/09 10:20am