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Tony Elliott, Whose Time Out Clued Readers in, Dies at 73

Tony Elliott, Whose Time Out Clued Readers in, Dies at 73

Tony Elliott, Whose Time Out Clued Readers in, Dies at 73 Tony Elliott, Whose Time Out Clued Readers in, Dies at 73 The magazines started the careers of mostly young writers, some of whom got old with Time Out. “Stephin Merritt wrote ‘69 Love Songs’ when he was our copy editor,” Ms. Stivers said, referring to the leader of the …

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The Return of Jane Elliott

The Return of Jane Elliott

The Return of Jane Elliott The Return of Jane Elliott The day after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the schoolteacher Jane Elliott scrapped her lesson plan — teaching her third graders the Sioux prayer about not judging another person until you have “walked a mile in his moccasins” — for an experiential learning exercise. …

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‘He needed to get it together’: The tragic story of Elliott Smith’s last album, 20 years on

‘He needed to get it together’: The tragic story of Elliott Smith’s last album, 20 years on

For Elliott Smith, wisp-voiced enigma of US alt-folk, Figure 8 became a downward spiral. Planned as his “happier” album after several tough years – a devastating break-up, a reliance on alcohol and prescription drugs, a psychiatric intervention, an impetuous suicide attempt – it was laced with rare slivers of hope and optimism. But it was also the last record that …

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