In an obituary today in the NY Times describes the life of William H. Regnery II, “Buzzfeed called him ‘the most influential racist you’ve never heard of.’ ” It is interesting to me as I’m wondering of late who the people are who are bankrolling the alt-right, other than the Murdoch and Koch families. Here … [Read more…]
From the Washington Post, 10/31/19 – Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer-songwriter for Little Feat, dies at 71. His band confirmed the death in a statement and said he was being treated for liver disease, which forced him to miss a 50th anniversary tour that ended the day after his death. Mr. Barrere, who had battled … [Read more…]
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Whose Art Made Color Move, Is Dead at 95 New York Times, Karen Rosenberg, Aug. 2, 2019.
In a NY Times obituary today, “President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico announced the death on Twitter, calling Mr. Toledo “a true defender of nature, customs and traditions of our people.” No other details were given.”
Takis is dead
Love them or hate them, Paint By Numbers were a big hit in the 1950’s – this Washington Post obituary highlights the fad and man who created it, Don Robbins. One woman recalled the enjoyment the kits brought to her mother and other relatives as they struggled with illness. “Today, as I cruise the aisles of … [Read more…]
Mother Jones Tribute to Wayne Barrett Remembering the legendary Village Voice reporter who launched an army of muckrakers. Wikipedia Selected Bibliography The New Yorker: Newsdesk 2016 New York Times Obituary Rolling Stone Obituary Washington Post Obituary Barrett, 71, uncovered the misdeeds of politicians, developers, crooked judges and “poverty pimps” during a four-decade career at the … [Read more…]