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John Lennon: Imagine Being Murdered 32 Years Ago

December 7, 2012
This Saturday, December 8th, is the 32nd anniversary of the day John Winston Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota building in Manhattan. I remember the day it happened or, more correctly, the morning after; living in England, we were five hours ahead, so were in bed while the events of that New York night unfolded. The radio morning news was ranting in between Beatles and Lennon songs, and my mother shouted to me as I came downstairs, "John Lennon's been shot!" I was 15 years old at the t... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 11/11/11

November 11, 2011
THIS WEEK: Lindsay Lohan has it locked up…ugly sweaters rule…Tyson channels Cain… • Rather than go on a second night in a row hopped up on steroids and antibiotics, “black James Taylor” Frank Ocean postponed his New York show with the hope of salvaging the rest of his debut solo tour and his million-dollar voice. Fans who showed up to the Bowery early got a free hat. • Drake’s eagerly-awaited sophomore album Take Care leaked this week to rave reviews proving once and for all that music is... [Read more]