Reading While Eating for Apr. 5: Farewell to Roger Ebert

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: The internet remembers the life and career of the legendary Chicago Sun-Times film critic.

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Film critic Roger Ebert is remembered on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 4 in Hollywood, California.

Roger Ebert Dies at 70. TIME’s Richard Corliss, Ebert’s friend and peer, looks back at his life with the legendary Chicago Sun-Times film critic, who announced just days earlier that he’d be scaling back his work with a “leave of presence.” (

The Lives He Touched. In 2010, columnist Will Leitch reflected on his his communications with Ebert and what made the man a giant in the industry. (Deadspin)

Ebert’s Dissenting Opinions. Though Ebert has been the nation’s most influential film critic for decades, his opinions were not always in line with those of his peers. (

Ten Movies He Really Hated. Most surprisingly among them: The Usual Suspects, which earned Oscars for both Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) and Best Original Screenplay. (mental_floss)

A Fitting Tribute. The Chicago Tribune’s editorial cartoon reunites Ebert with his longtime At the Movies partner Gene Siskel, who passed away in 1999. (BuzzFeed)

In Other News, teen activist Malala Yousafzai will write a memoir, I am Malala, slated for release next fall. (Divanee)

Did You Know You Could Turn an IKEA Stool Into a Child’s Bike? Because you can. You totally, totally can. If you want to. You probably don’t. (The Daily What)

Fifteen Bars Filled With Books. At a certain point of the night, those books will probably just become more of a nuisance than anything else. But till then, read up! (Flavorwire)

Gwyneth Paltrow Wore Clothes. They were good clothes. Understated and all that—not too much makeup either. Oh, and she has a new book coming out. Her attire doesn’t have much to do with that though. (Go Fug Yourself)

There’s Another New Trailer for The Great Gatsby. One more and you literally won’t have to see the movie. Even at this point, you could just read the Wikipedia entry, watch all three trailers and save yourself $12.50, but that’s your call. No judgement here. But we wonder what Roger Ebert would have thought. (YouTube via FilmDrunk)