obituary

All the ‘Seinfeld’ Parents Are Gone

The death of Liz Sheridan is a reminder that what made the sitcom so great was that it was about big kids who didn’t have any responsibilities. Her passing, following the loss of the show’s other older actors, feels like an unexpected childhood’s end

Gilbert Gottfried Could Only Go Too Far

The squawking comic offended many — and couldn’t seem to help it

Ivan Reitman Was the King of the Regular-Guy Comedy

From ‘Animal House’ to ‘Dave,’ the late filmmaker was a modern-day Frank Capra in his championing of underdogs taking on the system — just with more sex jokes

Meat Loaf Was the Voice of Horny, Insecure Teen Boys Everywhere

The late superstar’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains a ridiculous, incredibly honest portrait of what it’s like to be young and full of hormones you can’t understand or control