Mark Ellis remembers the groundbreaking singer songwriter of thrash-death-speed metal band Slayer, who passed away earlier this month.
Shulamith Firestone, groundbreaking radical feminist writer, died at 67. The Dialectic of Sex is wonderful, if by “wonderful” you mean “batshit science fiction feminist theory,” and I’m pretty sure you do. She theorized that pregnancy was one of the major forces leading to the perpetuation of patriarchy, and therefore the invention of artificial wombs would free [...]
RIP Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old man of color killed by a cop, who apparently had “no choice” but to shoot him. He is another casualty of the prison-industrial complex’s bias against young men of color. Graham was assumed to have a gun because, you know, young black man in a bad neighborhood. He died [...]
Komplicated shows love to recently-passed Black comedian Patrice O’Neal.
Arthur Penn, the director most famous for the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, died of congestive heart failure today, leaving behind a Hollywood legacy that “transformed the American film industry,” and paved the way for such classic films as “The Godfather” and “Tax Driver.” Penn’s poetic take on sex and violence in on the screen—beautifully [...]
If Leonard Skinner’s name sounds an awful lot like the name of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, we’d say you’re onto something. The 77-year old former gym teacher (who sadly, died today) was made famous as the archetypal naysaying old timer who sent the soon-to-be rockstars to the principal’s office and consequently inspired their [...]