IN MEMORIAM -- December 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM EDT
Around the Web: Remembering Christopher Hitchens
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Christopher Hitchens -- a critic, author, journalist and habitual slayer of sacred cows -- died Thursday at the age of 62 from cancer. Hitchens' polarizing presence in public debate has spurred a cascade of tributes around the web.
We selected some of the profiles, tributes to and pieces written by the prolific and controversial writer:
Hitchens' friend Christopher Buckley remembers him in the New Yorker: Postscript: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011
Esquire's Charles Pierce remembers Hitchens
NPR profiled Hitchens as he was dying of cancer: NPR: Christopher Hitchens On Suffering, Beliefs And Dying
A Washington Post profile from June 2010: An easy label for Christopher Hitchens? Careful, it could be a fighting word
Vanity Fair, for which Hitchens' wrote a variety of essays, remembers his series on cancer etiquette for the magazine. Read those essays here: Christopher Hitchens Wins National Magazine Award for Columns About Cancer
Hitchens also wrote for Slate magazine -- his editor wrote that editing his writing was the easiest job in journalism: Hitchens 'Greatest Hits' from Slate
Hitchens brought his strong convictions to Art Beat in 2009 for a debate on the Parthenon Marbles, an issue he cared deeply about. He was the author of the book, "The Parthenon Marbles: The Case for Restitution."