RIP Etta James:The legendary singer’s death was just announced. “Etta James is unmanageable,” claimed manager Lupe DeLeon (a big fan), “and I’m the closest thing she’s ever had to a manager.” Here’s her best-known song, “At Last.” She was 73.
Meet Molotov and Patricia, two of the Christian right’s most influential young leaders. They enjoy Israeli martial arts, eating cookies shaped like Mohammad, and promoting homophobia in Uganda. And, it turns out, they’re totally nice people to chill with.
On Tuesday afternoon, Tasha Glasgow, an intermittently homeless 30-year-old mother of two, walked out the front door of the foreclosed Brooklyn house that Occupy Wall Street activists had seized for her and marveled at the hundreds of people outside, cheering in the rain. Clusters of balloons and “Welcome Home” signs adorned the tiny front yard. Zuccotti Park veterans in hardhats decorated with anarchist symbols trooped in with cleaning supplies, beginning a multi-day renovation. Someone hooked up a generator, lighting up Glasgow’s new Christmas tree. Several city councilmen stood on the porch with housewarming gifts.
Michelle Goldberg reports on the latest shift in the Occupy movement: Occupy Our Homes.