- Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) (THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT)
Thomas Lux, 1946-2017 [THE PARIS REVIEW]
I would be totally negligent if I didn’t acknowledge the death of author Richard Adams. He died on Christmas Eve at the age of 96.
Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87 [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
“Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.”-David Bowie
This week keeps getting worse, celebrity-wise.
“Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.”-Lauren Bacall, By Myself and Then Some
Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014 [courtesy the Paris Review]
Mickey Rooney Dead at 93 [courtesy Variety]
“Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out you haven’t wasted a whole day.”-Mickey Rooney
In all of the years that I’ve written about old movies, I’ve never done an essay about Shirley Temple…but that doesn’t mean I don’t love her. She was, and will always be, a star.