Category Archives: Obits

Mourning in America: Resisting the “New Normal” in a Time of Trump

It’s the end of the world as we know it. And I DON’T feel fine. None of this is fine. It is so NOT fine that even 4 days after the apparent Electoral College victory of a bloviating, short-fingered conman … Continue reading

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Grabs Is Gone, but the Profane Genius Lives On

As much of the world wrapped itself in the Santastic vibes of Christmas Eve 2015, word was traveling throughout the Bay Area’s once and future community of writers, journos and long-ago journos that Paul Grabowicz had passed away.

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Lou Reed Changed My Life…Thanks to My Cool Uncle

The highlight of my young life was the hour I spent as KUCI’s “High School Deejay of the Week.” The first song I played: Lou Reed’s “Vicious,” of course. Continue reading

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G-d, No: RIP in the Atheist Afterworld, Christopher Hitchens

The brilliant, eloquent, witty political writer is dead. And even though he famously opined about how women aren’t funny, his passing hurts my heart. Continue reading

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Harvey Pekar: Hot in Cleveland, Always a Self-Effacing Oddball

Sad news came in over the Internets this morning. Harvey Pekar, the Bard of Cleveland and a cancer survivor, passed away in his home last night. I was lucky enough to see the cult legend — best known for his … Continue reading

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