Ann Powers


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  • 12 years ago

    April 19, 1994 People couldn't believe the photograph. The day after Kurt Cobain shot himself faceless in his million-dollar home, his friends and the hundreds of rosy, downcast kids who mourned him found a nasty slice of evidence on the front pag...

  • 12 years ago

    As part of our Kurtain Call package, we've reprinted this Village Voice report from Seattle, published just after Kurt Cobain's suicide. The article originally appeared in Issue 16, Volume 39, April 19-25, 1994. People couldn't believe the photogr...

  • 14 years ago

    Egyptologist J.D. Ray once wrote, "To distinguish between the rational and irrational, between the world of the prosaic and that of the gods, is not the ancient manner." Nor is it the manner of Björk, whose interest in connecting ancient and ...

  • 14 years ago

    At the screening of Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony that I attended in Seattle last year, director Lee Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson asked the audience to shout "Awethu!" whenever they heard "Amandla," thus completing the South Afr...


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