August 1, 2023
Links to the past, with relevance today!
1984: Just this past week, 1984 Publishing launched the final memoir from the late Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson, Listen to My Heart: Life, Love & Roxette, written with Helena von Zweigbergk. As you may know, Fredriksson — the voice of no. 1 hits "Listen to Your Heart," "It Must Have Been Love," "The Look" and "Joyride" — died in 2019 after battling cancer since 2002. This newly published work comes in a special edition that includes her English-language solo CD The Change from 2004, the first time it has been released in North America, with her last recording, "Sea of Love" from 2017, as a bonus.
INSTAGRAM: With the death, at 91, of Betty Ann Bruno, there are now just three ... or two ... people left alive who appeared in any capacity in 1939's The Wizard of Oz.
NYT: What happens to their belongings when obsessive collectors of quality memorabilia die?
EW.COM: Treat Williams died at 71 this year when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle making a turn. Now, 35-year-old Ryan Koss has been charged with grossly negligent operation in connection with this tragic death.
EXTRATV: Beyoncé and Madonna have formed a mutual admiration society.
PEOPLE: Zachery Ty Bryan of Home Improvement fame was arrested and charged with fourth-degree felony assault, third-degree robbery and also harassment in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Max's Last Call doc, about a series of gay murders that took place mostly in the early '90s (at least two other killings in the '80s could be the work of the same man), is a jarring reminder of how loathed gay men were then — and probably still are today, in many cases. It's a great doc, they do reveal the killer and there is a twist.