Dave Bry, part of The Awl since very shortly after its inception and one of its most prolific contributors, passed away on Sunday. Dave’s Public Apology column, one of the first recurring features here, was the genesis for the book of the same name he put out in 2013. The generosity at the heart of everything he wrote was, if anything, wildly underplayed: His decency was essential to his character. Dave is survived by his wife and son. He was 46.