Depression is such a lying asshole.
Greetings, my lovely unicorns, and Happy Friday. We have a variety of newsy bits to cover this week, and more of them to make up for last week’s vacation-posted brevity. Let’s dive right in:
Happy Friday, everyone. Bit of a short roundup this week because I am currently on a whirlwind NW book tour/vacation and am poaching some Wi-Fi. I mean… I’m nicely borrowing it for a few minutes. So let’s get right to it.
This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” -Philip Seymour Hoffman, as Lester Bangs, in Almost Famous.
Listen, I’m cheating this week. I don’t own Berlin or any other Lou Reed album on vinyl, only on CD. Because the man loved to be such a contrary bastard in the name of doing what he wanted, breaking my self-imposed rules seems fitting while paying tribute. Let us talk about the rock ‘n’ roll […]
Rock icon and international treasure Lou Reed, former frontman of The Velvet Underground, passed away yesterday.
In my news-travels this week, I stumbled across an interesting mix of surprising and not-so-surprising stories happening around the world. Consider it your end-of-the-week sampler platter, in case you missed the following items:
Greetings, Persephoneers! It’s Friday, and perhaps you’re looking for a reason to duck out early. Maybe you have a hot date. Maybe that date is with Netflix and ice cream because you cannot EVEN with this day. News Appetizers don’t judge.
Huffpo is reporting that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in North London today, but no cause of death has been determined. She was 27.
Elizabeth Edwards, undisputed better half of former presidential candidate John Edwards, has passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Edwards will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with her children, family and friends.
Legendary comic actor Leslie Nielson died on Sunday at 84, from complications related to pneumonia. After the cut, a look at some of his most memorable roles and the timeless quotability they provided.