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WWB Weekend: Our “Heroes”

By Susan Harris

As the world mourns, nostalgic misfits jockey for the claim to Most Bereaved (e.g., the Telegraph’s “Why those who were teenagers in the 70s will feel the loss of David Bowie the most”), and office workers furtively plug earbuds into Spotify and YouTube, we yield to the Zeitgeist to suggest a WWB reading list to complement your tour through the David Bowie discography. If you’re queuing up the Berlin Trilogy, or even just blasting “Heroes,” stand by the Wall with our October 2009 issue, “Twenty Years After: Germany Then and Now.” Put the funk of “Fame” in a different limelight with Kristín Ómarsdóttir's “Story of One Occasion,” in which Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe know when to stay in. Pair “Modern Love” with our Sex issue, team “Rebel Rebel” with Alberto Salcedo Ramos’s “Queens Football,” launch “Ziggy Stardust” with the great Stanisław Lem’s Man from Mars. “Changes” chimes in with the YA issue; and of course all our Queer issues riff on Bowie’s oeuvre and image. And after the world and the news move on, we trust you’ll continue to join us as we “turn and face the strange.”

Image: Drawing by Kaylene McLaughlin on DeviantArt

Published Jan 15, 2016   Copyright 2016 Susan Harris

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