Bill Withers + Frank Ocean + Eleanor Penny

Bill Withers has died at the age of 81. I wrote this Withers column for The New Yorker ten years ago.

Frank Ocean released two more songs and they feel just right today.

I recommend Eleanor Penny’s consideration of the current condition filtered through Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death.

This forty-minute Celer track is immensely soothing, and free.

The Legal Aid Society is tracking and publishing regular updates on the spread of COVID-19 on Rikers Island and other NYC jails. The New Sanctuary Coalition is working in concert with the #freethemall campaign to decarcerate prisoners and you can learn more here.

The Di Donna gallery has made this glorious Maria Helena Vieira da Silva exhibit available to the public in an online viewing room.

Mike Davis spoke on Tuesday about the coronavirus pandemic and it was really good, especially the bits with his dog.