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It’s unfathomable. 2016 sucks.
No, dammit. This has to stop.
A life led as fully, and as momentously, as the one led by the onetime, recently departed Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, deserves a final appraisal, a last celebration, and a send-off. That’s the least this world-famous pop icon should have expected, had … Continue reading
From our lips he drew the Hallelujah.
Occasionally an actor passes, and it’s only after they’re gone that you realize how much they truly meant. We lost Gene Wilder today, and can now reflect upon his enormous and invaluable impact. From his genre-defining collaborations with Mel Brooks … Continue reading
He was the greatest. He told us so, but he really didn’t need to. His greatness was easily seen, perfectly understood. When he was 12 years old, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his bicycle was stolen. Young Cassius Clay, … Continue reading
. Here’s an early passing that we didn’t foresee, and couldn’t have been ready for. Music legend Prince died at home today in Minnesota. Cause of death has not yet been announced, but it’s been reported that he’d suffered from … Continue reading
Merle Haggard turned 79 today. He also passed away. He wasn’t just an Okie from Muskogee—he was a legend, and a giant, and there’ll never be another like him
Actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and latest cancer-stricken hero to leave us—are we in the midst of a rock-and-roll rapture? David Robert Jones, b.k.a. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, and The Thin White Duke, died Sunday just two days after his 69th birthday, … Continue reading
The toll of the dregs of the year 2015 weigh heavy, with good people dropping like flies, dammit. Today we must say goodbye to a rock-n-roll machine, a man who lived fast and died…not young, perhaps, but certainly too soon. … Continue reading
The talented, prolific, and eminently influential artist Ellsworth Kelly died peacefully at home in New York on Sunday. He was 92. Ellsworth Kelly was among the pioneers of the mid-century Abstract Expressionist movement in both Paris and on the U.S. … Continue reading
We lost one of the voices that defined a decade yesterday. Scott Weiland, iconic and distinctive vocalist for the Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and his most recent band, The Wildabouts, died in his sleep while on tour, in Bloomington, … Continue reading
If only we could all age as gracefully and (no other word for it) as bad-assedly as consummate actor and Commander of the British Empire, Sir Christopher Lee. And if only we could do justice here to his film career. … Continue reading
As Ann Curry tweeted this afternoon, “Spock made being different cool.” There was a time in Leonard Nimoy’s life that he regretted the inseparability of himself and his most famous character. He was to make peace with it, though; so … Continue reading