2. Joan Rivers was keenly aware of traditions — but she was never beholden to them.

    Joan Rivers, the iconoclast

    The comedian didn’t play by the rules — even on Passover


  3. This video from her 1967 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show perfectly captures Joan Rivers’ enduring, trailblazing career

    Juxtapose that alongside her 2012 stint on Louie to get a taste of the comedienne’s signature wit


  4. For all people — but particularly for someone with depression — comedy is an act of courage.

    Robin Williams: A remembrance

    A tribute to the beloved, versatile actor, who died today at age 63


  5. The Week has lost a friend, a mentor, and the man whose passion and flair helped make this company what it is today



  8. An ode to Maya Angelou

    The beloved poet and author is gone. Her inspiring words will stir people for generations to come.


  9. Maya Angelou dies at 86

    Angelou shot to literary fame when she chronicled her tumultuous early life in the 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which remains a definitive and beloved American literature classic 45 years after its original publication. In the decades that followed, Angelou worked as an author, poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress, scholar, and even a cookbook writer.


  10. We remember Philip Seymour Hoffman through his eclectic, iconic filmography.

    Listen and subscribe to The Week’s podcasts on SoundCloud here, and on iTunes here.



  12. Jonathan Faull remembers his country’s beloved leader.

    More from Faull here.

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