Russ Smith of the New York Press suggests in the Wall Street Journal that there is a business opportunity for an Obituary magazine. I’ve often thought the same thing, especially after reading a particularly engaging piece of obituary journalism in the Times. Even when the headline appears boring like “Pioneer in Nuclear Reactions” the story ends up shedding light on a world of knowledge and discovery usually new to me.
So here’s a gift to Mr. Smith, the perfect modern one-word magazine name… “Gone”. You’re welcome.