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Daily Links: Bill Withers (RIP), COVID-19, Joan Didion

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Goodbye, Bill Withers. You will be missed terribly but your songs–“Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day–will live forever. Mr. Withers twin interviews on Death, Sex and Money and Bullseye are two of the great conversations with a musician in the history of radio.

 

“Every Food Service and Delivery Strike Happening Right Now”  [The Cut]

 

The cancelled SXSW Film Festival will be showing many of its feature films virtually via a partnership with Amazon Prime [Indie Wire]

 

Unsurprisingly, time spent watching streamed entertainment has spiked 20% worldwide [Bloomberg News]

 

“This Pandemic is not your Vacation” — Anne Helen Peterson [BuzzFeed News]

 

“I’ve Spent 27 Years in Solitary Confinement. Here Are Some Tips on Making the Best Use of Time Alone.”[Mother Jones]

 

Recommended: “Trouble in Lakewood” the classic 1993 New Yorker story by Joan Didion about The Spur Posse.  [via Robert Kolker]

 

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