The bad year that pervaded the screens

Dec 21, 2016

The bad year that pervaded the screens

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The past year has been a cursed one. It began with the death of David Bowie and proceeded to get worse on every level: political hysteria, impending ecological doom, the creeping encroach of net-connected tech into every corner of our lives, and a blurring ...

'Amy': Remembering the star the right way

Jul 13, 2016

'Amy': Remembering the star the right way

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Back in 1969, John Lennon — then on his media-hounded honeymoon with Yoko Ono — penned “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” with the chorus, “The way things are going, they’re gonna crucify me.” It seems a bit over-the-top, until you recall how his ...

Amy Winehouse and the so-called '27 Club'

Sep 14, 2013

Amy Winehouse and the so-called '27 Club'

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In the acknowledgements section of his strange new group biography of six famous musicians who died at the age of 27, Howard Sounes writes about setting out “to see what, if anything, the 27 Club amounts to apart from a series of coincidental and ...