On the New York Times: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers from City Lights, his famed bookstore, died on Monday at his home in San Francisco. He was 101.
I had never heard of Mr. Le Va until his obituary in the New York Times today, February 22, 2021. Extolling horizontality, he made sculptures from felt, flour, glass sheets and even meat cleavers. Elsewhere, in a performance piece, his body was a sprinting projectile.
Limbaugh is dead. I wish Newt Gingrich was as dead. Lord I don’t like to say I hate, but it was close for these two clowns. The damage they have done to America is stunning. But, better wordsmiths than I are summarizing Limbaugh’s life better than I ever could: Don’t Read This If You Were … [Read more…]
From the New York Times on 02/19/2021, Milford Graves, Singular Drummer and Polymath, Dies at 79. His free-jazz drumming style was unlike anything heard before, but his explorations and inventions went far beyond music. By Giovanni Russonello Lest we forget, or discover somthing new …
From the New York Times: Johnny Pacheco, Who Helped Bring Salsa to the World, Dies at 85 A Dominican-born bandleader and songwriter, he co-founded Fania Records, known as the Motown of Salsa.
His drawings were so outrageous that, on first encountering them, his fellow cartoonist R. Crumb recalled feeling that “suddenly my own work seemed insipid.” . A NYT obituary of S. Clay Wilson . . Hucklecatt Hawaii 1h ago Sitting in the upstairs rooms of Peter Rich’s “Velo Sport” shop in Berkeley doing windowpane and reading … [Read more…]
From the New York Times obits: Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said. … Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, wrote on Twitter that Ms. Begley would … [Read more…]
An obituary from the New York Times. LOS ANGELES — John Outterbridge, a Los Angeles cultural leader and artist who made powerful sculptures from what is usually dismissed as junk or castoffs — a means of exploring loaded social issues as well as celebrating a history of African-American resourcefulness — died here on Nov. 12. … [Read more…]
A NY Times Book section obituary Diane di Prima, Poet of the Beat Era and Beyond, Dies at 86 and an Associated Press obituary were published today, 10/28/2020. From the New York Times: Ms. di Prima often spoke of the influence of her maternal grandfather, Domenico Mallozzi, a tailor and ardent anarchist who had immigrated … [Read more…]
Auburn Journal 20 February 1919 WEALTHY LINCOLN MAN BELIEVED DEAD IN STORM ON DIVIDE, BODY SOUGHT Lume Adams, well-to-do Lincoln man, 83 years old, was lost in a snow storm near Forest Hill early Tuesday morning of last week and it is believed he perished, as no trace of him has been found. Searching parties … [Read more…]