Category Archives: Criticism

Desmond Ryan, 68, longtime Philadelphia Inquirer critic, skewered mayor, others

PHILADELPHIA – He had the face of a laughing leprechaun. Desmond Ryan, 68, the puckish journalist, incorrigible punster, and irreverent novelist who worked at The Inquirer for 36 years in various capacities, died Thursday, Dec. 15, at Penn Hospice at

Desmond Ryan, 68, longtime Philadelphia Inquirer critic, skewered mayor, others

PHILADELPHIA – He had the face of a laughing leprechaun. Desmond Ryan, 68, the puckish journalist, incorrigible punster, and irreverent novelist who worked at The Inquirer for 36 years in various capacities, died Thursday, Dec. 15, at Penn Hospice at