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Movie Review: “David Bowie: The Last Five Years” Directed By Francis Whately

A fascinating documentary about the final years of a mysterious rock icon

The chameleon-like David Bowie constantly battled against modern convention and predictability. The rock legend seemed to transform into a new character every few years, from his clean-cut mod phase of the 1960s to his outlandish platform boots and neon orange mullet … Continue reading

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Were There More Celebrity Deaths in 2016 Than Usual?

Two things may explain the apparent rise

Many people felt that 2016 had an increase in celebrity deaths over prior years. “C’mon 2016!” and “Not again 2016!” were uttered constantly throughout much of the year. It seemed that we couldn’t go a week without hearing that a … Continue reading

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In the Age of the Internet, More Celebrities Are Living Out Illnesses In Secret

What the deaths of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Jackie Collins teach us about modern celebrity

In 2016, it’s hard to imagine anyone keeping a secret for long, let alone a big one like a cancer diagnosis. Nearly everyone is on social media, posting about everything from a job they just snagged to trivial details about … Continue reading

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The Death of David Bowie Reflected Through “Lazarus”

The legendary singer left us with one last parting gift

With a new album released less than a week ago on his 69th birthday, few expected David Bowie to leave us so suddenly. From the outside, Bowie seemed as vivacious and artistic as always. But unbeknownst to many of his … Continue reading

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Memorial Songs: “Changes” Cover by Seu Jorge

The Brazilian artist brings new life to Bowie's classic, bringing it all the tenderness of a perfect memorial song

David Bowie’s 1972 song “Changes” is a rock classic. It’s merited many covers since its debut, but none have proved as moving or intimate as that of Brazilian artist Seu Jorge – none have ever stricken us as a potential … Continue reading

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