…the author started working and realized he had enough material for two volumes [on Tennessee Williams]… Almost mercifully, he passed away before he was able to finish it.
I knew Brownstein primarily from Portlandia, the hilarious sketch television show on the IFC channel. But she was also a founder of the seminal Riot Grrrl band Sleater-Kinney in 1996…who knew? A lot of people, apparently.
I’m currently reading my way through every annual best-of list of books that Entertainment Weekly magazine has published since the magazine was launched in 1990.
Art is among the best expressions of free speech. I am always bothered, and often outraged, when an artist comes under fire. Art is a necessary part of society because it can challenge our beliefs and our norms. In a free society, we must constantly question authority. Art is an excellent means of delivering those questions. But in this case an exception must be made…