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  1. The Eye of the Beholder: What David Fincher Sees

    Molly Lambert

    David Fincher's directing career started in 1984 with an anti-smoking PSA for the American Cancer Society that depicted a fetus smoking a cigarette. The ironic juxtaposition of images immediately became Fincher's calling card. It led h...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Tony Gwynn: 1960-2014

    Jonah Keri

    Tony Gwynn, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the greatest player in Padres history, and a San Diego icon, died Monday after a four-year bout with cancer. He was 54. On July 28, 1997, Sports Illustrated...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. Box Office by the Numbers: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ M...

    Zach Dionne

    $48.2 million: Domestic amount earned by The Fault in Our Stars, the Shailene Woodley-starring teen cancer romance. That's $6 million less than Woodley's Divergent opener in March, but hey, it's only her ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. Nerdsplaining Warhammer: Which of Your Favorite Actors (Besides t...

    Alex Pappademas

    I have yet to see The Fault in Our Stars, out this Friday, in which Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley play young cancer patients in love. But I'm 100 percent rooting for Elgort to become a huge A-list movie star now that I've learned, via h...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  5. In Memoriam: Pouring Out Some Heavy Water for Don Levine, the Fat...

    Alex Pappademas

    Don Levine, the toy-company executive who developed the original G.I. Joe and coined the term "action figure" to market it, died of cancer last week at a hospice in Rhode Island. He was 86. In the popular G.I. Joe animated series, which pr...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. R.I.P., Hal Douglas, the Michael Jordan of Trailer Voice-over Guy...

    Amos Barshad

    Hal Douglas - one of the most accomplished movie-trailer voice-over artists of all time - died Friday at his home in Lovettsville, Virginia, the New York Times reports. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. He was...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  7. Remembering the Music of Benjamin Curtis of Secret Machines and S...

    Ian Cohen

    Musician Benjamin Curtis passed away this Sunday at the age of 35, and while his death is certainly a tragedy, it wasn't a total shock — the founding member of Secret Machines and School of Seven Bells had been battling cancer for nearly a year...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. Return to Hollywood Bowl: Katy Perry's Benefit Concert With Tegan...

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch

    Last night, Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch ventured once more into the Hollywood Bowl, for the Katy Perry We Can Survive breast cancer benefit concert. It was truly the night of a thousand women. Well, OK, seven — Bonnie McKee, Kacey Musgraves, T...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. The Parenthood Cry of the Week: Pre-Wedding Emotions Run High

    Juliet Litman

    This week on Parenthood, the four Braverman siblings were all dealing with new realities. Crosby has a screaming baby that can't be pacified. Julia is unemployed and there's no other honest way to put it. Adam is living in a post-cancer world, but he...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: Howard Stern's Right-Hand Lady Discusses Cancer ...

    Tess Lynch

    Howard Stern's sidekick Robin Quivers, with whom Stern has worked for three decades and has referred to as his "backbone" ("Doing a show without Robin is like cutting off my left arm. Or my right arm. Or maybe both"), revealed today that she has been...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. Breaking Bad, Season 5, Episode 9 Recap: The Endgame Begins With ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Breaking Bad is chiefly about mortality. Every single event from the past five seasons occurred not because of Walter White's life but because of his imminent death. The cancer diagnosis in the pilot was like a pipe bomb on a train track: It was viol...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. Remembering Dennis Farina

    Alex Pappademas

    Remembering one of the great onscreen tough guys.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  13. The Kardashiad, Part 15: The Beverly Hills of Cancer

    Alex Pappademas

    Kourtney, putting on a leather jacket, says she has to ask Scott something important. "I gotta ask you something. About this jacket," she says, really turning up the gain on the vocal fry on "jacket," so we know it's important. Scott says "Wait, are ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. Michael Douglas Clarifies That Oral Sex Only Maybe Led to His Can...

    Amos Barshad

    Michael Douglas is fully aware of the uproar his comments linking oral sex and HPV to cancer have caused, and he'd like to clear something up. It's not like he was saying oral sex, and the contracting of HPV, definitely leads to cancer. He was just s...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  15. Afternoon Links: R.I.P., Roger Ebert

    Tess Lynch

    After announcing his leave of presence, Roger Ebert passed away today in Chicago after a long battle with cancer. It's a sad day for movie geeks, writers, and New Yorker caption hopefuls. Bust out your old Mad magazines and dim the lights. See you at...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. Afternoon Links: Roger Ebert Takes a 'Leave of Presence'

    Tess Lynch

    Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winner and national treasure, is taking a "leave of presence" by cutting back on his workload as he faces cancer treatments again. He will continue to write selected reviews as well as essays addressing his illness. "It re...

    Blog | April 03, 2013