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  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes.
  • Robin Williams on NBC's 'Homicide' -- Here's my 1994 Sun review

    Robin Williams on NBC's 'Homicide' -- Here's my 1994 Sun review
    In my Monday-night appreciation of Robin Williams, I wrote about a 1994 episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" in which the comedian delivered an outstanding dramatic performance. (Read that here.) Sun librarian Paul McCardell, to whom anyone...

    Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide

    Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide
    This is Robin Williams Week in America; we are mourning the death by suicide of an extravagantly talented man who made us laugh and think. Here are some thoughts, starting with the words of an old friend whose father killed himself: "Suicide inflicts...

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat

    Looking Out: With Robin Williams' death, an LGBT icon falls to a familiar threat
    His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....