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Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

Why the Oz called Colleen McCullough fat and ugly in her obituary

Myriam RobinJan 30, 20155 Comments

An unnamed (and deceased) obituary writer has been handed the blame by those within the newspaper.

Spider-Woman dies, leaving a tangled web of ferocious art

Spider-Woman dies, leaving a tangled web of ferocious art

CrikeyJun 3, 2010

French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, best known for her giant metal spiders sculptures, has died, aged 98. Adrian Searle reflects on a career of creative abnormalities, like the writhing nest of floppy penises.

Vale Dennis Hopper: 1936-2010

CrikeyMay 31, 2010

Film legend Dennis Hopper died yesterday, aged 74. Hopper was notoriously difficult to work with, his personality often described as “bully” and “maniacal”, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Deceased get the last word with <em>NYT</em> video obits

Deceased get the last word with NYT video obits

CrikeyJul 31, 2009

For two years, The NYT has been allowing notable people to record their own video obituaries, to be published online at the time of their death. The identities of those immortalised are a secret, but include a former president, a Nobel Prize winner, and a playwright.