One of the most influential voices of all time, Billie Holiday, was born Eleanora Fagan and she died on July 17, 1959 in a hotel room from alcohol and drug-related complications after a lifelong struggle with addiction," said Chicago poet Emily Rose at The Paper Machete. She shares this letter she wrote as Holiday to a young artist. Some of the quotes in here are direct quotes from her.
Robots present “the same choice we face when we have children, or pets, or anything else that can go haywire," says comedian Whit Nelson."There is always a risk your children will turn out terribly. But that risk alone isn’t enough to stop most of us from having kids.”
Fourth of July often conjours up thoughts of freedom, flags and fireworks. But at a special Paper Machete performance, writer Kim Bellware spoke on a slightly less optimistic topic: the importance and meaning of an independent press