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
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 totall
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
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 m
One of the true all-time greats is gone.
The astounding and challenging composer, one of the true geniuses of modern music, is no more. Enjoy some self-isolation Wuorinen:
The great jazz pianist is gone, at the age of 81. Tyner’s famous for his legendary work with John Coltrane at the peak of the saxophone master’s career between 1961 and 1965. Somewhat oddl
The leader of the great band Gang of Four is dead, only 64 years old. It’s hard to overstate the importance of this band. Not only were they critical to the punk scene, but their politics and th