Earlier this year I had the opportunity to write about Amy Winehouse via Howard Sounes’ book 27. (Full review here.) Here is the crux: For his new book, 27, Howard Sounes researched the number of musicians who’ve actually died at 27 and discovered the total was 50. But the list of famous, or infamous cases […]
Hell is not gonna be hot enough for this cat. R.I.P. Johnny Winter, an American bad-ass of the first rank. An albino playing the blues? Duh. Most young, uninitiated punks would know him only as the brother of Edgar, the other albino who had a couple of immortal ’70s songs, Frankenstein and Free Ride. Fact […]
James Garner has died. So too has a tiny part of my childhood. What an American icon. A real hero, on many levels. I don’t have anything to add. If you know him, you love him. If you don’t, get to know him. This is also pretty epic.
All of us are winning by virtue of being alive. By fighting. But we too often frame discussion of cancer with the now-obligatory martial themes: fighting, battling, winning, losing. Etc. I appreciate and am encouraged by the way(s) we are, collectively, getting better about discussing cancer. Certainly we are also getting better about detecting, treating […]