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Links 1 through 10 of 50 by Peter Cresswell tagged Obituary

My deepest commiserations to the family and boyfriend of Rosemary Ives, and all her colleagues at Wa Ora Montessori School in Lower Hutt. Rosemary was shot over the weekend by an idiot who thought she...

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Re-reading an old book of Levin's columns the other day, I alighted on this one, from 198s, almost a decade before communist Eastern Europe collapsed and with that collapse providing the punchline for the postcard above. If the collapse provided the punch

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NZ soprano Mina Foley died over the weekend, aged 77.

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The current quarter is a good one for dictator deaths. The lads at Pacific Empire celebrate the high "dictatorial death toll," and like me they look forward to Castro kicking the bucket and adding himself to the list.

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Wilson's best fiction inhabited the many wrinkles and fertile wormholes of surrealism, quantum physics and the speculations therefrom, and were never less than entertaining -- and provided perhaps the best and only decent use of the ultra-speculative phys

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Ding, dong, another dictator is dead. The former head Stalinist of Turkmenistan has kicked the bucket just in time to give Turkmenistanis a Christmas present, and (perhaps) a chance at some sort of freedom. Liberty Scott has a bio of the thug, and a list

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Pinochet has died. Don't mourn him, because he was just another murderous dictator, but (as I suggested the other day) just ask yourself why when Castro dies the reaction to his death will be vastly different.

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Former dictator General Augusto Pinochet just refuses to go away. His heart attack has him back in the news, but still there is no-one who can find a good word for the murderer of 10,000, maybe even 30,000 of his countrymen.

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I told you I'd carry on rambling this afternoon, didn't I. Here's more of my unfinished list of things that might interest you:

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Milton Friedman has died overnight. He was 94. Obituaries everywhere, so I'll just point you to some of the best:

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