Russ Meyer
Remembering Roger Ebert through his books
Remembering Roger Ebert through his books

After surviving a disfiguring bout of cancer, Roger Ebert was felled by the disease Wednesday at age 70. He had announced just days before that a new cancer had been found and that he was going to write, and tweet, a little less. The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, who wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years, had gained a new following in recent years, with hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter. Ebert, who had lost the ability to talk, took to the text-based Twitter with late-night intensity; he also made his words heard on his website, where he posted a journal as well as film reviews. Many people first came to know Ebert on the nationally syndicated television show...