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Maradona

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On November 25, 2020
Let’s just say that Maradona never did seem like a guy who was going to live to see 90. But he surely was one of the greatest players who ever played the world’s most popular game.
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Billy Joe Shaver, RIP

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On October 28, 2020
It’s been a brutal week for the outlaw country movement. I mentioned the deaths of Johnny Bush and Jerry Jeff Walker in the last Music Notes post. But for me, the loss of Billy Joe Shaver is pretty devastating. There really was no one better. His early songs are so amazing, equal to Kristofferson’s incredible […]

The End

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On September 18, 2020

Welp, here we go….. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause

150,000

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On July 27, 2020

We have now passed 150,000 official COVID deaths in the U.S. One of the dead was a friend of mine, the New York housing activist and policy expert Tom Waters. You can read about him here. He died earl

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Eula Bingham, RIP

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On July 10, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, the great Eula Bingham died. OSHA is a mess today. It gets no respect from employers. It is seen as an agency that messes with small details, misses the big point, and is totally ineffective. It is vastly underfunded and that only gets worse with every Republican administration. As of […]

Li Zhensheng, RIP

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On July 5, 2020

The documentary photographer of the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhenshang, died recently. It’s worth revisiting just how amazing his photographs are. I put one to head this post, but check out the o

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Larry Kramer, RIP

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On May 27, 2020
Larry Kramer has died. It’s worth noting what a righteous movement ACT-UP was. Did it ruffle feathers? You bet. Did it go too far sometimes? Sure. Did it do more than any other single thing to move gay rights forward in the American mind? Yes, I believe so. Moreover, I can’t think of a single […]
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