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Newman’s Complaint

He marches to a different drum: Hud-two-three-four … Hud-two-three-four … yawn.

Sep 1969
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A Bar on North Avenue

The legendary regulars of O’Rourke’s Pub.

Sep 2009
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A Leave of Presence

The beloved film critic’s last journal entry.

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Roger Loves Chaz

An excerpt from the memoir Life Itself.

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Saturday at Lee ----ing Marvin’s

A beer-addled, expletive-laden day with the actor.

Nov 1970
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Not Being There

“You slide down in your seat and make yourself comfortable. On the screen in front of you, the movie image appears—enormous and overwhelming. If the movie is a good one, you allow yourself to be absorbed in its fantasy, and its dreams become part of your memories.”

Dec 1980
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I Do Not Fear Death

I will pass away sooner than most people who read this, but that doesn’t shake my sense of wonder and joy.

Sep 2011
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The Pot and How to Use It

Simple lessons from the kitchen.
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My Name Is Roger, and I’m an Alcoholic

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Why I Hate 3-D

(And You Should Too)
May 2010