The witty and contrarian writer Tom Wolfe passed away at age 88. Known for inventing the New Journalism and wearing white suits he was a wonderful character. He was unafraid of popular consensus, poltical correctness, or fashionable conventions. His nonfiction work about Astronauts, The Right Stuff, was rich in detail and admiration for the pioneers of Space. His fictional Bonfire of the Vanities the best portrayal of New York City in the 1980s and probably the best American novel of that decade. He had the right enemies and a rapier wit to eviserate them. His eye for charlatans and ear for language were gifts beyond measure. You could say he had the Write Stuff. His voice will be missed.