"Internet nexus of cultural Judaism" — Examiner.com
The story behind her death ran like a gossip column yesterday. Liz Smith wrote about her in her daily column as if she passed away, but didn't say she died. Margo Howard (an old friend of hers) wrote that a funeral was planned for Thursday but didn't actually say she died. The mainstream media was puzzled as there was no "official" report of her death, and Nora's publicist immediately tweeted the NY Times that she was alive.About an hour later, Liz Smith announced that "she is gravely ill and will not see the night", only for the news to officially report her death about 1/2 hour later.