CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS COOPER UNION

Remembering Hitchens

Most of the memorial took the form of readings from Christopher's own works, occasionally enlivened by editorial comment. The biggest laugh was claimed by the writer, actor and gay-rights exponent, Stephen Fry. Christopher, he said, had condemned as overrated: champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics. "Three out of four, Christopher," said Fry.