Casey Hayden, a Force for Civil Rights and Feminism, Dies at 85 New York Times By Neil Genzlinger Published Jan. 13, 2023 While working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s, she helped write two memos that spurred the modern women’s movement. Casey Hayden with Dorie Ladner, a fellow member of the … [Read more…]
Charles Simic, Pulitzer-Winning Poet and U.S. Laureate, Dies at 84 A Serbian-born American, he left the impression in his verse that he had “poked a hole into everyday life to reveal a glimpse of something endless.”
He was a painter, a musician, a photographer and a sculptor. But he was best known for experimental (and often contentious) films like “Wavelength.” New York Times, Jan. 6, 2023 “I am not a professional,” he declared in a statement written for a group show catalog in 1967. “My paintings are done by a filmmaker, … [Read more…]
Angelo Badalamenti, Composer for ‘Twin Peaks,’ Is Dead at 85
This obituary of Mr. Lorenz contains many links to other cartoonists as well as his insights on the New Yorker.
John Prados, Master of Uncovering Government Secrets, Dies at 71 New York Times By Clay Risen Dec. 3, 2022 John Prados, miner of declassified documents, dies at 71 Washington Post By Emily Langer December 5, 2022
The New York Times 11/08/2022 poking “a big hornets’ nest with a short stick.” Perhaps the best-known ecological economist, he faulted his mainstream peers for failing to account for the environmental harm growth can bring. Herman Daly, who for more than 50 years argued that the economic gospel of growth as synonymous with prosperity and … [Read more…]
The New York Times obituary of Gwendolyn Midlo Hall tells a fascinating life of someone we should have heard more about when she was alive. Dr. Hall led a colorful early life as a civil rights activist and spent the bulk of her academic career at Rutgers University, where she taught Latin American history. … [Read more…]
The Atlantic has an article about a pressing pandemic problem with orphaned children. Losing a parent may be one of the most destabilizing events of the human experience. Orphans are at increased risk of substance abuse, dropping out of school, and poverty. They are almost twice as likely as non-orphans to die by suicide, and … [Read more…]
A blog link in Politico takes us to Remembering Parkland By GARY FINEOUT 02/14/2022 GRIM ANNIVERSARY — Today also marks the fourth anniversary of a horrific moment. Seventeen people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.