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How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness - The New York Times
When we had spoken in 2010 for a magazine profile while the “Body Talk” albums were in full swing, Robyn had mused on what she called the three big pillars of pop songwriting: love, the club and feeling like an outsider.

Sipping a pilsner at the restaurant in Stockholm’s Moderna Museet on an August afternoon, she said she’d add a few others to the mix now: “Eternity and death. And losing control.”

“In a way, I still agree that those are the three pillars of pop music. Those are pillars of youth,” she went on. “Everyone deals with sadness and lack of love when they’re kids, and all this abandonment. Most people do. Hopefully you want to learn something new and you want to move on to this other place, and I think for me, it was like, I really didn’t know how to calm myself down.”
art  music  songwriting  creativity  love  death  pop 
11 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Life, Death, and John Prine | Pitchfork
“I guess I just process death differently than some folks,” he admits. “Realizing you’re not going to see that person again is always the most difficult part about it. But that feeling settles, and then you are glad you had that person in your life, and then the happiness and the sadness get all swirled up inside you. And then you’re this great, awful candy bar, walking around in a pair of shoes.”
death  songwriting  emotions  happiness  country  folk  music 
april 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Sharp rise in African American opioid overdoses has Cleveland officials worried - The Washington Post
“I think it’s very reasonable for drug dealers to say, ‘We have this untapped market that is something we could reach out into with fentanyl as well.’ ”
drugs  black  ohio  death  cleveland 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
The authenticity trap - Music News: Artists. Songs. Videos -
Art, unfortunately, doesn’t always function that way -- there is no vacuum. Authenticity does matter to fans, even when they’re smart enough to know better, and especially when it’s difficult to pinpoint why. We want to see real blood in exchange for our devotion, every time. The human reaction to music can be so crippling -- who hasn’t accidentally started whimpering in a drugstore, huddled and vulnerable by the cough drops, when a sappy ballad seeps out of the overhead speakers? -- that we need to believe the artist in question, the instigator, felt that pain, too. It becomes a question of solidarity, and to crack that trust -- to fake it -- feels like a smirking betrayal. And we feel stupid for believing so deeply.
art  creativity  reputation  music  death 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Spending on pet funerals increases in Sacramento and beyond - Sac Paws -
Despite a shaky economy, owners are expected to spend almost $51 billion on their pets in 2011, up from about $48 billion in 2010. Sixty-two percent of U.S. households, or 72.9 million homes, own a pet according to a survey by the America Pet Products Association.

Numbers are not available on how much owners spend on pet burial services, but those in the industry say they have seen a jump.
pets  business  california  animals  family  death 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Charlie Louvin, Country Singer, Dies at 83 -
“When it comes time for the harmonies to come in, I will move to my left because my brother and I always used ... one microphone,” he said of performing solo. “Even today, I will move over to the left to give the harmony room, knowing in my mind that there’s no harmony standing on my right.”
family  music  country  obituaries  death 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Paris Review – The Tao of Prince, Dan Piepenbring
Take “Raspberry Beret" [...] Peopled by such rural mainstays as Mr. McGee (the hardnosed boss of a five-and-dime) and Old Man Johnson (a farmer, of course), the song testifies to the bucolic joys of “doing something close to nothing,” shirking workaday life, and having a literal romp in the hay. All’s well and good until this arcadia is interrupted by another form of pastoral, the elegy. It creeps in with the beautiful, obscure line “Overcast days never turned me on, but something ’bout the clouds and her mixed.” Then comes a quiet reference to lost youth: He “wouldn’t change a stroke … with a girl as fine as she was then.” The last line brings a full-on lament, as Prince sings, “Tell me, where have all the raspberry women gone?” We could argue all day about what a raspberry woman is—for my money, it’s got nothing to do with fruit—and this is Prince’s inscrutable charm. Having lured us in with a frothy romance, he ends by mourning something we can’t even fully understand.
songwriting  prince  1980s  music  rock  writing  death  love  sex 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Peter Case Live at McCabe's - Americana and roots music - No Depression
Then, there came this thing where I just wanted to rock and roll. I mean, we rock and roll because we can. It really made me appreciate life and on the other hand I realized we don't really have control .I had to trust that everything was going to work out. Before the surgery I had this weird feeling. I saw the dawn coming up in the east over L.A. It was like I was seeing it for the first time. Like when I was kid in San Francisco. Then, I spent time reading William Blake.

After, I just got this feeling like we're gonna let's do some rocking. Be in the moment. I'll tell you what it was like. The world was beautiful. It was like I was on this huge precipice seeing the sunrise across L.A. Everything was very beautiful. And I was on this huge cliff ready to fall, but I enjoyed the beauty of it. That's what it's about, man.
rock  music  livemusic  creativity  death  health  attention  beauty 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Sleep: Loss - Opinionator Blog -
One day I met a man with the name of an angel. He was French. His accent was so thick, it sounded fake. We got to talking and I told him what had happened. “You’re going to be fine,” Emmanuel said right away. “Something bad always leads to something good.” He spoke from personal experience. His partner had died six years earlier. But he did not use that word died as he told me his story. Nor did he say passed away, a euphemism I had come to hate. Instead, Emmanuel said, “When my partner disappeared….” I knew this was not a case of poor English, a bungled translation. Still, I had to say something. “You said ‘disappeared’ —“

He nodded.

“That’s exactly how it feels for me, too.”
death  relationships  sleep  love  health 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Anne Lamott < Features | PopMatters
11. The best piece of advice you actually followed?
When my best friend Pammy was dying, I asked her if I looked fat in a certain dress, and she—from a wheelchair—said, “Annie, you really don’t have that kind of time.” I live by that.
death  attention  interviews  presence  behavior 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final Salute Gallery - The Digital Journalist
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. [...]
death  digital  journalism  iraq  military  photography  politics  war 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord -
“ ‘I did it my way’ — it’s so arrogant,” Mr. Albarracin said. “The lyrics evoke feelings of pride and arrogance in the singer, as if you’re somebody when you’re really nobody. It covers up your failures. That’s why it leads to fights.”
music  karaoke  philippines  livemusic  art  crime  death  murder  aesthetics  songwriting  men  behavior  reputation 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final edition: Twilight of the American newspaper—By Richard Rodriguez (Harper's Magazine)
[...] In the nineteenth-century newspaper, the relationship between observer and observed was reciprocal: the newspaper described the city; the newspaper, in turn, was sustained by readers who were curious about the strangers that circumstance had placed proximate to them. So, I suppose, it is incomplete to notice that the San Francisco Chronicle has become remiss in its obituary department. Of four friends of mine who died recently in San Francisco, not one wanted a published obituary or any other public notice taken of his absence. This seems to me a serious abrogation of the responsibility of living in a city and as good an explanation as any of why newspapers are dying. All four of my friends requested cremation; three wanted their ashes consigned to the obscurity of Nature. Perhaps the cemetery is as doomed in America as the newspaper, and for the same reason: we do not imagine death as a city.

We no longer imagine the newspaper as a city or the city as a newspaper. [...]
media  journalism  newspapers  writing  news  death  obituaries  cities  california  essay  history  sanfrancisco  culture 
december 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A Long, Melancholy Roar - Olivia Judson Blog -
No other animal does this. Chimpanzees don’t hang themselves from trees, slit their wrists, set themselves alight, or otherwise destroy themselves. Suicide is an essentially human behavior. And it has reached unprecedented levels, especially among the young.

I’m not sure what this means. But it has made me think. We live in a way that no other animal has ever lived: our lifestyle is unprecedented in the history of the planet. Often, we like to congratulate ourselves on the cities we have built, the gadgets we can buy, the rockets we send to the moon. But perhaps we should not be so proud. Something about the way we live means that, for many of us, life comes to seem unbearable, a long, melancholy ache of despair.
suicide  death  behavior  science  evolution  nature  biology  emotion 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Greetings, Golden Gate Bridge jumper / Guess who commits suicide most often from our world-famous span?
I do know that when I cross the GG Bridge these days, I tend to glance over at those guard rails and safety wires with a different sort of appreciation, awareness and sighing sense of wonder. Here is this astonishing architectual icon set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, all teeming with life and movement and possibility, and all quietly underscored with a dark thread of sadness and depression and death.

It is, of course, a metaphor, a microcosm, a symbol that's neither white, nor male, nor middle aged. It's simply universal.
architecture  death  sanfrancisco  demographics  race  gender  white  male  suicide  aging 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge Life | Inside the biggest, weirdest funeral ever
People vigorously punched in text messages, but no one looked up or attempted to converse with their fellow mourners. There was no crying, no yelling, none of the palpable gravity of Princess Diana's memorial. As I watched the man next to me push buttons on his iPhone, it began to dawn on me how much and how fast our society has changed. These days, the best way to collectively experience a mass event may be alone, in front of one's television or computer.
technology  mobile  death  public  social  society  ritual  television 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine, Newspaper Readers Aging at Accelerated Rate - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"If advertisers could have their pick, they would like youth vs. household income," Mr. Leckey said. "Getting them earlier than later might translate into more potential. I'm sure my daughter at 17 would be more willing to accept a new product than her father, who is much older than 17."
aging  newspapers  media  magazines  publishing  death  business  marketing  journalism  identity  demographics 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
New York Magazine: Twilight of the Tummlers
“I don’t feel that I’m pessimistic,” says Allen. “That’s something I get called: pessimistic, nihilistic, cynical … I don’t see it that way. I just have a realistic attitude, and the hard facts are so brutal and terrifying that each person has his own way of rationalizing that it’s not so bad. But it is so bad. And the trick is to acknowledge that, and still get through.”

As Allen speaks those words, David starts laughing (where others might weep). “I agree with that,” he says. “I go through life feeling sorry for pretty much everybody. I’ll pass a toll, and I’ll think about the toll collector standing in there for eight or ten hours a day—how do they do it? How do they get up in the morning and go back? I feel sorry for everyone.”
death  identity  judaism  movies  film  cinema  writing  creativity  humor  comedy  religion  newyork  nyc 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Findings - Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s Listening -
“Evolution is good at getting us to avoid death, desperation and celibacy, but it’s not that good at getting us to feel happy,” he says, calling our desire to impress strangers a quirky evolutionary byproduct of a smaller social world.

“We evolved as social primates who hardly ever encountered strangers in prehistory,” Dr. Miller says. “So we instinctively treat all strangers as if they’re potential mates or friends or enemies. But your happiness and survival today don’t depend on your relationships with strangers. It doesn’t matter whether you get a nanosecond of deference from a shopkeeper or a stranger in an airport.”
psychology  science  nytimes  marketing  books  biology  friendship  relationships  happiness  death  love  evolution  social 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
All About Bob: Alt-rock legend Bob Mould talks about his music, his writing and the uncertainty of life: Feature Story at Metro Weekly magazine - News articles from Washington DC newspaper
Rarely can we predict how life is going to go. There are parts of it that are autobiographical, certain lines or stanzas are things that literally happened to me. And then there are things that are completely observational, things that I've overheard at a bar or things that friends have confided. Inside of that, the needle goes back and forth between the two. As I've gotten older, I've realized that in art or in storytelling, there's really not that much difference between fiction and non-fiction. The job is to stand back and let the story unfold. It has to have an emotional connection so that you can tell that story. That's the core of where I'm at as a writer now. That's how life goes. You hope it's going to end better this time, whatever it is. Whether it's something as simple as a conversation, or something as complicated as the passing of a parent or a loved one, you hope the next time you're better equipped for the ending.
songwriting  story  writing  fiction  nonfiction  death  aesthetics  identity  music 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Waiting for death, alone and unafraid - Los Angeles Times
Sometimes he wonders if he is playing at being a tired old man or whether he actually is a tired old man.

Through the blur of his dozing, he hears muffled voices, the memory of the boys running from room to room, the happiest sound in the world. There was a time when he could hear Jeanne breathing beside him after she had died.
death  philosophy  psychology  health  medicine  losangeles  brain 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
As doctor and writer, Verghese brings humanity to the practice of medicine -
Knowing that tuberculosis would soon kill him, Chekhov felt an urge to travel. His wife took him to a spa in Germany, where a crisis ensued. The spa physician decided to send for an oxygen pillow.

"What's the use, doctor?" Chekhov is reported to have said. "Before that arrives, I will be a corpse."

The doctor changed his mind and ordered champagne.

Chekhov emptied a glass, lay down quietly and died.

"I've done some very unusual things at the bedside," Verghese tells his listeners. "But I don't think I ever would have thought of ordering a bottle of champagne."

He sounds like a doctor who thinks he's been somehow remiss — and like a writer who wishes he'd conjured that ending himself.
medicine  health  death  writing  fiction  creativity  germany 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge Confessions of an obituarist
My profession is a venerable craft that dates back hundreds of years to the earliest days of the popular press, but it may be on life support now itself. Not only are hard economic times sparking layoffs, buyouts and other cutbacks in the newspaper business and threatening to make the obituary page an endangered species, modern technology and the Internet are having a radical impact on how we, as a society, commemorate a life — and it's not all for the good.
obituaries  newspapers  media  writing  nonfiction  death  technology  internet  journalism 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon TV Week: Alan Ball on his new HBO show, "True Blood" | Salon Arts & Entertainment
"I don't want to just sit there and let something that is predigested wash over me and not really think about all of the weird, ambiguous and scary parts of life. I think trying to avoid those is ultimately self-destructive and also destructive in a global sense, because as a race we face a lot of really, really terrifying problems, and we live in a violent, irrational world."
television  cable  writing  creativity  thinking  world  entertainment  sex  death 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge Late love
"Ralph, Ralph. Dear God, Ralph had sent me 50 roses for my 50th birthday. And my husband, whose name wasn't Ralph, was holding his card. This wasn't a promising start to my second half-century, nor, it must be said, to our romantic getaway to Hovey Manor. [...]"
canada  love  relationships  marriage  disease  mourning  death  writing  nonfiction 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cornell Capa, Photographer, Is Dead - Obituary (Obit) -
" 'There are two things I wanted to do. I wanted to show the things that needed to be corrected. And I wanted to show the things that needed to be appreciated.’ ”
photography  peace  aesthetics  beauty  art  activism  death  obituaries  journalism 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Howard Jacobson
"When the logic of your thinking leads you to take your life, you may win the admiration of other men, but you do not help them existentially."
thinking  writing  judaism  religion  israel  uk  novels  fiction  psychology  death 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New Risk of Middle-Age: Dying on a Motorcycle - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog
"Motorcyclists account for about 2 percent of vehicles on the road but 10 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to federal statistics."
transportation  transit  travel  traffic  death  aging 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
penmachine: Life, death, and the blog (spoken word)
"[W]hen the planned speaker dropped out at the last minute a couple of weeks ago, I filled in, talking about how I've mixed my online and offline lives since developing colon cancer last year."
death  blogging  twitter  yasns  social  socialnetworking  health  canada  music  technology 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wockner: Heath Ledger 1979-2008
"So, if you have the good fortune to find the love of your life, you must move mountains to protect that relationship at any and all cost. Jack Twist became ready, willing and able to move mountains but Ennis Del Mar didn't, and that ruined both of their
movies  cinema  death  love  relationships  gay  attention  presence  identity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Refractory: All's Well, the Twentieth Century Dies: David Bowie as Postmodern Art Detective Professor - Kelly A. Wacker
"[...] Although generally known as a musician and performer, Bowie’s original training, like many British musicians of his generation, was at art school. [...]"
art  crime  rock  music  songwriting  history  20thcentury  aesthetics  creativity  murder  death  uk 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Elena Forbes
"Where some girls might dream of princes and princesses, in my imagination there was always a body, or at the very least some sort of mystery that required solving."
writing  women  fiction  gender  feminism  novels  identity  creativity  books  death 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A foot in the grave, and loving it - Los Angeles Times
"Many foreigners ask: How can there be skeleton boxers or skeletons drinking? Isn't it a lack of respect? For a Mexican, it's not. It's part of our reality. We share this, all us human beings."
mexico  death  latino  latinamerica  ritual  history  museums  art  aesthetics  identity 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
FastCompany Blogs: Will You Die At Work Today?
"So what’s it really like to work in a coal mine? I’ve been down into the second-deepest hole in the world, and I can tell you, it’s not for the faint of heart."
work  jobs  death  utah 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Journalist's Death -
"Aggressive journalism is still a vital part of every community's defenses against corruption and crime. It can save lives."
journalism  media  community  crime  identity  newspapers  radio  television  death 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge Arts & Entertainment | "The Sopranos" goes dark
"What did Bobby say to him on the boat, in the first episode of this last run? 'You probably don't even hear it when it happens, right?' Maybe the abrupt ending is Tony getting shot, without even realizing it?"
television  story  cable  fiction  death 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Before Deadly Rage, a Life Consumed by a Troubling Silence - New York Times
“All my family said that was not the Seung-Hui we knew. It was the first time we saw him speaking in full sentences.”
virginia  death  murder  psychology  asian  crime 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
George Saunders: When I am dead | Weekend | Guardian Unlimited
"I am thinking of something kind a now-dead friend once said to me. My still-beating heart is filling with quiet pride, and a commitment to do better, to do good. How did he do that, when he's dead? Funny."
death  essay  happiness  writing  relationships  friendship 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Anna Nicole Smith Dies at 39
“I love the paparazzi. They take pictures, and I just smile away. I’ve always liked attention. I didn’t get it very much growing up, and I always wanted to be, you know, noticed.”
obituary  obituaries  florida  death  celebrity  photography 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Spencer H. Kim - The Lessons In My Son's Death
"My son deserves a legacy worthy of that man. As a tribute to him, I am determined to follow his lead and do all I can to prevent another senseless tragedy."
death  sanfrancisco  oregon  travel  transportation  technology  politics 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: The singles life can be a shorter one
"The findings could not be explained by a greater tendency among single people to engage in risky behaviors, the researchers found. Instead, they speculated that the explanation might be related to unmarried people having fewer social connections."
relationships  marriage  men  women  gender  science  research  love  death 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Stephen King Explores Joy in Marriage, Grief in Loss
“You get older, you find out time is shorter, and you read stuff that you’ve missed before. You say, ‘I can’t wait forever anymore to read Eudora Welty.’ I finally got to Eudora Welty, so maybe I’m just meeting a better class of literary perso
books  fiction  novels  poetry  marriage  death  aging 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NNS: Young Iranians Find New Meaning in Ancient Death Rituals
It's out of respect for our family so we do it, but when I go to visit him alone, I feel he knows I'm there. That's when I think I'm actually reaching him again."
death  iran  islam  family  families  ritual  memory  food  obituaries  religion 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
James Blunt ballad voted most popular at funerals
"Everyone has a favourite song that means something very special to them, often connected to a particular time and place. When the song is played, this can be a very emotive reminder of that person."
songwriting  death  music  pop  rock  aesthetics  ritual  religion  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 09/26/2006 | I-680 clear, traffic slow after fatal crash
"This would definitely be a case of rubbernecking. Inquisitve minds [are] wanting to know what's going on over there."
danville  transit  interstate680  caltrans  chp  death 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo! News: 'Columbine' game was gunman's favorite
"He wrote that he hates jocks, preppies, country music and hip-hop."
columbine  hiphop  country  music  death  canada 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/21/2006 | Concord man's body found in Lake Berryessa
"The body was recovered about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in about 175 feet of deep, murky water. Crews used a remote-controlled vehicle because water conditions discouraged the use of divers, Robertson said."
concord  lakeberryessa  napacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  death  recreation 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/11/2006 | Missing Delta toddler found dead
"Coast Guard workers found the toddler's body and autopsy results due back later today would likely establish a cause of death, Contra Costa Lt. Charles Skuce said."
bradfordisland  delta  eastcontracosta  death  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/10/2006 | Funeral motorcade reaches Pavilion
"Witnesses said eastbound traffic was stopped at the Caldecott Tunnel to allow the motorcade to drive through. On Treat Boulevard, drivers were stopped and waited about five minutes as the motorcade passed."
concord  oakland  chp  police  crime  death  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 08/04/2006 | Bicyclist killed in crash on Concord street
"The bicyclist was riding across Monument Boulevard near Lacey Lane about 9:15 p.m. when he was struck by a car pulling out of a McDonald's parking lot, Concord police Cpl. Ivan Menchaca said."
concord  bicycle  contracosta  contracostatimes  death 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/23/2006 | Man hit by truck dies on I-580 off-ramp
"Just before 3:30 a.m., a 29-year-old Tracy man was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup onto the El Charro Road off-ramp when the Porterville man -- who had pulled his big-rig truck off to the freeway shoulder -- walked into a traffic lane."
traffic  interstate580  livermore  tracy  porterville  chp  death  alamedacounty  contracostatimes 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 05/09/2006 | Alameda boy's gunplay kills man
Officers arriving at the apartment found a young man around 20 years old who had been shot in the chest. The man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he died.
death  alameda  alamedacounty  police  guns  contracostatimes  crime 
may 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 04/20/2006 | Man booked in fatal I-680 crash in San Ramon
"The CHP said officers responded at 1:26 a.m. today to a call saying that about 50 sawhorses were scattered across lanes of southbound I-680 north of Alcosta Boulevard."
sanramon  police  transit  chp  death  interstate680 
april 2006 by allaboutgeorge | 04/17/2006 | Richmond gunfire kills 1, hurts 1
"Police believe Adams and the woman were leaving the Monterey Pines housing complex to go to the vehicle when a car described as a silver Honda sedan slowed and stopped nearby."
death  richmond  police  guns  crime  homicide  contracosta  westcounty  contracostatimes 
april 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: One dead, one hurt in N. Richmond crash
"A teenage girl in the car, described as a two-door Acura Integra, suffered a severe head injury and was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m., the county coroner's office said today."
richmond  northrichmond  crime  death  contracosta  contracostatimes 
february 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: CHP officer slaying fifth in 5 months
"Sometimes our guys get killed. I've seen a lot of people get hurt. I'll tell you, people get into this line of work because it's something they're passionate about. I deal with crime victims every day. It's gratifying to know you can make a difference."
police  chp  alamedacounty  contracosta  contracostatimes  death 
february 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: One dead, one hurt in San Pablo fire
"Although the injured person told firefighters he believed there were two other people in the house, Gesner said, firefighters recovered only one other person and pronounced him dead at the scene."
sanpablo  fire  death  injury 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Coroner IDs Livermore man
"Jason Lamond, 22, of Livermore, was found on North Mines Road near Highland Road at about 7:14 p.m., a coroner's official said Monday."
livermore  death 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Pair of fatal shootings rattle North Richmond
I guess this is the version of the story that ran in today's paper.
contracosta  death  northrichmond  richmond 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: North Richmond shootings kill 2
The unincorporated region's off to the kind of sad start I hope I won't have to get too good at covering
richmond  death  contracosta  northrichmond  violence 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Man found dead in Richmond
Not sure if this is the city's second or third homicide of year; will know more after autopsy
death  richmond  california  contracosta 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Jack in a box
"What else is photography about if it is not about mortality, the passing of time, about life and death? People say, 'Christ, you're a morbid fucker at heart,' but you cannot help but dwell on mortality if you are serious about taking pictures."
death  photography  magazines  art  family 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Gettysburg Review: Yiyun Li's "What Has That to Do With Me?"
"She signed on the sentence paper and was reported to have thrown away the pen and said, 'What makes you all fear death so? Everybody dies.'"
death  china  writing  punishment  men  women 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
BBC News: Killer virus hits Angolan rituals
"For the people here not to be able to pay their last tribute and respect to deceased beloved ones, that's particularly hard. And the whole issue of the social, cultural and anthropological impact of the disease is becoming more and more important."
social  death  africa  disease  tradition 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In a Desert, Two Reluctant Travelers Find a Common Path
"In the end, it's not the job, or the home crowd, or the broken chair waiting to be fixed in a basement waiting to be cleaned that we humans flee when we hit the road. Those are just the hooks employed by the past and future."
travel  aging  death  families  texas  aesthetics 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Modern Love: Dedicated to Two Women, Only One of Them Alive
"But here's the thing: I'm down here in the mall, and Kirsten is up in the bookstore. It would be a stupid waste of time for me to stand here on the ground floor staring longingly at the bookstore when I've found somebody to go to the Orange Julius with."
death  love  marriage  men  women 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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