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Fonda

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On August 16, 2019

Peter Fonda was more myth than actor, thanks to him living a lifetime of fame based on Easy Rider. That movie doesn’t necessarily age well, especially the acid trip scene in New Orleans, but you

David Berman, RIP

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On August 7, 2019

David Berman has died from suicide. The Silver Jews were perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but I found them one of the best and certainly most unique bands of the last 25 years. I hadn’t ye

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Hector Figueroa, RIP

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On July 13, 2019
Very few readers of LGM know who Hector Figueroa was. He was the head of SEIU 32BJ in New York, one of the most powerful locals of one of the most powerful unions in the country. It was under Figueroa’s leadership that 32BJ became an even more powerful advocate for working people, including the fast […]

Perot

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On July 9, 2019

I suppose I should have something useful to say about Ross Perot’s death, but I really don’t. I always push back on the myth that Perot cost George Bush his reelection in 1992, when in rea

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Tony Horwitz, RIP

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On May 28, 2019
Tony Horwitz has died suddenly, only 60 years old. I can’t say what an important book Confederates in the Attic was when it came out in 1998. It’s really a pioneering book in the popular understanding of just how toxic the Confederate flag and Confederate nostalgia is in this nation. It combines hilarity–following around these […]

Agnès Varda, RIP

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On March 29, 2019

The brilliant and pioneering filmmaker Agnès Varda has died. In my view, the second greatest living director, behind only Scorsese, Varda’s career is a tribute to the glory of film as a medium,

Bush

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On December 1, 2018

President David Cop-A-Feel is dead. We are going to see a lot of liberal lament for Bush now that he is gone. Heck, we even see that for his terrible son now that Trump is president. But let’s not f

McCain

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On August 25, 2018

John McSame has died. Any decent obituary of John McCain has to be as much about the media fawning over him as about the man himself. This was a not a good man and yet no one was more lionized by the

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