PRINCE’S MYSTERIOUS DEATH: Don’t Fill the Void with Lies

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The “news” reports speculating on the cause of Prince’s death make me more nauseous every day. It reminds me of what happened after Michael Jackson’s death: the press fueled rumors designed to distract us from his genius and his profound impact on the world. My housemate is caught up in these Prince stories because she wants an explanation. “I need closure,” she says to me. Of course we desire an answer, because it helps us process our grief, and know … Read More

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Prince Joins Michael on the Other Side

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The world is feeling the loss of another revolutionary musician and social visionary who broke down racial barriers, stretched gender roles and opened doors to a whole new future. I did not follow Prince’s music, but I have a tremendous respect for his artistry and how he used it to transform the world. It seems significant that he and David Bowie passed so closely to each other. I can only imagine Michael’s immense love greeting them both on the other … Read More

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The King of Fools

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Only the bravest of souls sign up to be sacred clowns. Birth is the easy part, as memories are generally wiped clean. But as the years pass and young holy fools figure out they’re that, many run as fast as they can in the opposite direction. Their job descriptions are impossible, you see. Sure, deflating egos, mocking sexual mores, ridiculing religious practices, subverting stuffy traditions, tipping the world on its head and letting people in on the great cosmic joke … Read More

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