David Bowie

Bowie’s Illustrator Speaks, a Scholarship Exclusive to White Men, and More: Today’s Recommended Reading

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Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘Net are doing, too. Today, there is a glance back on Eileen Myles’ groundbreaking presidential campaign, an interview with the illustrator of David Bowie’s Blackstar, a scholarship that aims to help the “struggling” white boys of the world, and a reflection on an hour-long song about the joys of marijuana.
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Remember David Bowie Through Jarvis Cocker’s 2-Hour Radio Tribute

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Following David Bowie’s death, his massive pool of fans all seemed to take separate routes of mourning and remembering: between posting favorite performances on YouTube, buying Blackstar and selectively going through his discography on Spotify (streams of his music jumped 2,700 percent in the days following his death), everyone was revisiting his immense catalog in their own individualized way.
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10 Fantastic David Bowie Interviews

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It’s been a long and trying week for David Bowie fans. The influential musician died on January 10, shortly after the release of his new album Black Star. So much has been written about the artist, but we want to end this week by reading Bowie’s own words about his career, beliefs, inspirations, and the things he loved. Here are ten interviews with Bowie that demonstrate why he was such a profound figure in the world of art, music, and beyond.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Adam Driver

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Adam Driver, still reeling from the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was an affable host on last night’s SNL, despite the subpar material written for him. The first episode of the new year had plenty of rough patches, and its biggest highlight was just an excerpt (the 1979 David Bowie musical performances, which we include in full), but Driver’s laid-back charm soothed the pain. See how it all went down last night, below.
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Bowie Had Planned to Record a Follow-up to ‘Blackstar’

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Has it already been four days since David Bowie died at the age of 69? It still seems like yesterday, especially with all of the still-emerging news about Bowie’s battle with cancer and the supposed fact that he approached the production of Blackstar, released last Friday, knowing it would be his last album. But that wasn’t necessarily the case, according to longtime producer Tony Visconti. 
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Staff Picks: David Bowie, David Bowie, and David Bowie

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Need a great book (about David Bowie) to read, album (by David Bowie) to listen to, or TV show (feat. David Bowie) to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. And on this sad cultural week whose one silver lining is a collective revisitation of and surge of appreciation for David Bowie’s work, we’re at once mournfully and inspiredly living within Bowie-tunnel vision. Scroll through for our (Bowie-specific) picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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I’m Still Finding Myself in David Bowie’s ‘Low’

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Everybody has a David Bowie moment, so here is mine. The first Bowie album I bought was Hunky Dory, but the one I always read most about in the music magazines I used to thumb through at the newsstand where I delivered newspapers was Low. I didn’t get it until years later — not until the end of my 20s, which is, coincidentally enough, the age at which its creator made it. And I was genuinely startled to find that it seemed to describe… me.
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