Three recent obits at the New York Times that you really should read:

“All those years, telling you not to speak Navajo, and then to turn around and ask us for help with that same language. It still kind of bothers me.”

“But if I never made another film—look at the film I made.”

“The day of the wicked whisper is passed. But gossip based on fact will continue as long as there is a Hollywood. Gossip is news.”

It never occurs to me look at the obits section when I'm away from home and reading the NYT online. But when I read the print edition—which I still get at home—I'm always stumbling over the obit section, which seems to land randomly in various section of the paper over the course of the week, where I meet fascinating dead people like the three whose obits are linked above.