Emily Langer

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Mr. Gaskin was a professed “hippie priest and freelance rebel rouser” and a figurehead of the counterculture.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Mr. Gardner, a master of cinema and anthropology, captured life and death in remote outposts of the world.

  • Jul 2, 2014

The daughter of Richard Rodgers wrote ‘Freaky Friday’ and composed ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’

  • Jul 1, 2014

Ms. Garden’s novel “Annie on My Mind” remains a classic in its field more than 30 years after publication.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Mr. Woodbridge, 85, helped launch a transformation of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1970s.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Mr. Walters challenged the administration’s efforts to audit political “enemies.”

  • Jun 26, 2014

A physician and writer, Dr. Relman drew attention to the conflict between medicine and money.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Dr. Ajami illuminated modern Arab history and supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Kevlar, the ultra-strong fiber used in bullet-resistant gear, is credited with having saved thousands of lives.

  • Jun 20, 2014

His book about the tragic results of artificially boosting IQ was adapted into the widely watched “Charly.”

  • Jun 18, 2014

Among his most noted books were “The Triumph of Conservatism” and “The Politics of War.”

  • Jun 17, 2014

Mr. Hill enlivened story time and bedtime for millions of youngsters with his lift-the-flap tales of Spot.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Mr. Mason arrested a wily Fascist agent during World War II and later rose to high positions in the CIA.

  • Jun 6, 2014

Mr. Cordovez patiently brokered the Soviet Union’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in the 1980s.

  • Jun 3, 2014

Mr. Böhm played a psychopath in the 1960 thriller “Peeping Tom” and later founded an aid group in Ethi­o­pia.

  • May 30, 2014

As head of Bantam Books, Mr. Dystel rescued his company and helped revolutionize the publishing industry.

  • May 29, 2014

Mr. Vignelli’s works became reference points of daily life and touchstones in modern design.

  • May 27, 2014

Dr. Edelman illuminated the immune and nervous systems and later studied the brain and consciousness.

  • May 22, 2014

Mr. Brabham won three world championships, including one in a vehicle that he had designed.

  • May 21, 2014

Mr. Vale remained beloved among fans for his swelling rendition of romantic Italian ballads.

  • May 19, 2014
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About Emily

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk, one of the most fascinating assignments in journalism. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.

Before joining The Post in 2007, she was an intern at the Atlantic Monthly and a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy, where she researched the Italian experience of the Holocaust. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Georgetown University.