Like listening to someone else tell you about their dream.
UPDATE, JUNE 27: Roger started this fun story about the patterns of molecules on Titan and the entries you are sending in to finish it are pretty cool and entertaining! We are leaving this contest open for one month, from June 18 to July 18, and after that time we will start sharing your entries and allowing you to vote on them. So please keep those entries coming!
Before he died, Roger was working on science fiction story about space exploration set in part at his beloved University of Illinois. We're having a contest to finish Roger's story. Write your own ending and send it to us. We'll gather the submissions, solicit your votes on which is the best, and announce the winner on the site. (Illustrations by Krishna Bala Shenoi.)
Back in 1984, Roger was interviewed by Terry Gross for "Fresh Air." It's a case of a great interviewer and a great subject. Though the interview is not currently available in Fresh Air's online archives, they graciously agreed to let us put up the complete interview. It's a great listen.
Excerpts from interviews and profiles of Roger Ebert, from Esquire, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, and Fresh Air.
Andy Ihnatko recalls Roger's passion for pulp literature.
A remembrance by Roger Ebert's book editor Donna Martin: "I had never even seen "Siskel & Ebert" on television when I knew I wanted to publish Roger's first book. John McMeel, president of Universal Press Syndicate/Andrews McMeel Publishing in Kansas City, had met Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom back when John was selling syndicated features to newspapers."
Roger Ebert didn't just write about film. He wrote about the world around him with avid curiosity, from walking tours in London to Twitter, from Steak 'n Shake restaurants to Downton Abbey. Here are some of our favorites.
Recapping the festivities from Roger Ebert's birthday gathering on Google+ with Chaz, friends, filmmakers and critics.
Here are some ways to celebrate Roger's birthday (a birthday shared by Sir Paul McCartney).