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Kiarostami

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On July 5, 2016
Bilge Ebiri’s remembrance of Abbas Kiarostami’s work is well worth your time. These movies identify the filmmaker as a student of behavior. But the repetitiveness also has a cumulative power. By the end of each film, you’re overwhelmed by the humanity you’ve witnessed; all those individual interactions, coming one after the other, suggest a world […]

James Green, RIP

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On June 25, 2016

James Green, preeminent labor historian, has died. His books reached far beyond the academy to transform popular understanding of the United States’ most dramatic labor incidents. Probably his m

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Ralph Stanley, RIP

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On June 24, 2016
The great Ralph Stanley died last night at the age of 89. Stanley was the last major living figure of the early bluegrass era. He began recording with his brother Carter in 1947. They never had major financial success–really only Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs did. They were a great band, pretty squarely within […]

Dave Swarbrick, RIP

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On June 3, 2016

The great British folk-rock violinist has died. Like Guy Clark, Dave Swarbrick did not exactly lead a life that one would call healthy. He was actually reported dead in the 90s, but was only in the ho

Guy Clark, RIP

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On May 17, 2016

The great Guy Clark has died. One of the finest country-folk singers ever and a foundational figure in the alt-country genre, Clark had been sick for some time. He was not only good friends with Towne

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Daniel Berrigan, RIP

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On May 1, 2016
The great anti-war priest has died at the age of 94. The legendary anti-war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died today at 94. He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called “American military imperialism.” Along with his late brother, Phil, Dan Berrigan played an instrumental role in inspiring […]

Merle Haggard, RIP

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On April 6, 2016

Fuck everything. Life is no longer worth living. Merle Haggard is, in my opinion, the greatest artist in country music history. Much more later. …If you have never read the legendary New Yorker

More Shandling

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On March 26, 2016
A few more Garry Shandling related links. One might forget how great the writing on The Larry Sanders Show was. So great. So hilarious. Thanks to Tom Till for the link. Conan O’Brien’s remembrance of Shandling was rather touching. And Zoller Seitz: The Larry Sanders Show — which holds the personal distinction of being the […]

Scalia Dead

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On February 13, 2016

Scalia is dead. Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Cree

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