I was in Williamsburg this morning, on my way to see Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx in the abandoned Domino Sugar Factory, when I passed this fun stencil street art somewhere on Bedford Avenue. I don’t know who the artist is, but the appropriation of the “I Love NY” logo is very clever, and definitely makes you do a double-take!
Jack Kevorkian, a true America hero and compassionate human being, has passed away from complications of an underlying disease at the age of 83. “Evidently,” according to the obituary at the previous link, “his suffering never reached a level where he sought a way out, as did the terminally-ill patients he assisted throughout his controversial and storied career.” A few months ago I watched the fantastic HBO bio-pic about Kevorkian, You Don’t Know Jack, which earned Al Pacino an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Kevorkian, and it was SO GOOD! I recommend you add it to your Netflix Queue as soon as possible, as in right now! God speed you, Dr. Kevorkian. God speed you home.