Michael Hill's new biography, Funny Business: The Legendary Life and Political Satire of Art Buchwald, is a funny, genial book, much like its subject.


Art Buchwald is returning to hospice — this time as a benefactor. Starting Dec. 9, Mr. Buchwald’s son and daughter in law will host an online auction of the famed newspaper columnist’s personal items.


The Vineyard Haven home of Art Buchwald, the late humorist and columnist who summered on the Vineyard for more than 40 years, was sold last month for $1.395 million.

The buyers are Michael E. Sneed and Emily Ann Riddell. The seller was Joel Buchwald, representative for the estate of Arthur Buchwald. The sale took place on Jan. 22.


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Through conversation and rainy walks around West Chop, Art Buchwald, William Styron and Mike Wallace — dubbed The Blues Brothers — battled depression together.

And then the three men, each luminaries in their field — Mr. Buchwald, a humorist, Mr. Styron, a novelist, and Mr. Wallace, a journalist — took their struggle with mental illness public, using their talents and fame to lessen the stigma of depression and other illnesses.

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In the memory of three well-known Vineyard residents who struggled with depression, a special fund has been established through Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to support mental health counseling services.

Called the Blues Brothers Fund, the fund honors humorist Art Buchwald, novelist William Styron, and journalist Mike Wallace, and is meant to raise money and awareness for those struggling with mental illnesses.


The Possible Dreams Auction last night drew $649,000 in bids for the 50 dreams that ranged from rides on the Flying Horses Carousel to an archaeological adventure in prehistoric European caves, putting the annual fundraiser on track for another record-breaking year.