BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 4 April, 2016


4 April, 2016

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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Will Stephenson: NIGHTS OF TERROR, DAYS OF WEIRD (Oxford American)
Who was Terry Southern? Writer, faded celebrity, stoner-raconteur, and pioneer of all that was breathless, new, and weird in the '60s …

Hadley Freeman: There is nothing wrong with a C-section - so let's quit judging other mothers (The Guardian)
If you want an experience, go to Disneyland. If you want a healthy baby, do whatever works.

Clive James: 'In my condition, you have to go on throwing a double six just to stay in the game' (The Guardian)
I've been making plans for yet another in the string of springs that I never expected to see.

Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD: How Short-Chain Fatty Acids Affect Health and Weight (Authority Nutrition)
Due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, it is likely that short-chain fatty acids have a wide range of beneficial effects on your body. One thing is for certain: looking after your friendly gut bacteria can lead to a whole host of health benefits. The best way to feed the good bacteria in your gut is to eat plenty of foods high in fermentable fiber.

Henry Rollins: I'm a Collector, Not a Hoarder (LA Weekly)
Weeks ago, in these pages, I stated I was a cat lady for vinyl. In the office where I spend long periods of time, I am surrounded by albums and singles. Slowly, they make their way to the turntable and then into protective, acid-free sleeves, to be enjoyed again before it's all over.

David Christopher Bell: 6 Ways Celebrity Sex Tapes Bring Out The Worst In People (Cracked)
By now you've probably "heard about" the Hulk Hogan sex tape which axe-bombed $140 million out of Gawker's sweaty hands. And if you haven't, then you probably "heard about" that staged sex tape Farrah Abraham made with James Deen. And if you haven't, then you probably "heard about" that scumshit "Fappening" hack of nude celebrity photos.

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Trivia Question of the Day

This writer and raconteur was born Denis Charles Pratt. By what name is he more famously known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Historically, Parchment was used for writing documents, notes, or the pages of a book. What is parchment made of?

       Processed Animal Skin                                                      Source

Parchment is a material made from processed animal skin and used-mainly in the past-for writing on.

Parchment is most commonly made of calfskin, sheepskin, or goatskin. It was historically used for writing documents, notes, or the pages of a book. Parchment is limed, scraped and dried under tension. It is not tanned, and is thus different from leather. This makes it more suitable for writing on, but leaves it very reactive to changes in relative humidity and makes it revert to rawhide if overly wet.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   parchment is made of skin

  traditionally, sheepskin, calfskin, or goatskin

Alan J wrote:
   Animal Skin.

Adam answered:
   Animal skin- mostly calf, sheep, or goat

mj said:
   One could say "We, the sheeple" and be a little accurate
  Parchment is, if memory serves made from sheep skin that's been split into layers, stretched, and dried.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Parchment is most commonly made of calfskin, sheepskin, or goatskin.

Deborah replied:
   Parchment is made from animal skin. Vellum is the French term for calf skin parchment.
  I prefer my animal skin in the form of shoes, but that's just me.

Marian saod:
   processed animal skin

Lois Of Oregon answered:
   While doing research for this question, I stumbled upon the not inconsiderable pictorial archives of the work of Ed Gein, who brought working with parchment to an entirely new and horrifying level. And that's all I have to say about that.

MAM   wrote:
   Parchment is a material made from processed animal skin and used-mainly in the past-for writing on. Parchment is most commonly made of calfskin, sheepskin, or goatskin.

Joe S     replied:
   Sheep skin.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norspringcali took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  April 4 Birthdays - Celebrities Born April 4 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has returned to retired status.



Middle Class Political Economist

Iceland bankers finally jailed

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Is the end of days looming for fundamentalist sect in Utah? | US news | The Guardian

Racism warning on remake of Jungle Book film | Film | The Guardian

Ian McKellen's favourite Shakespeare roles on film | Film | The Guardian

Panama Papers - All articles by Süddeutsche Zeitung

Sublime Photos of African Wildlife Roaming Their Lost Habitat | Mother Jones

Obama's latest food crackdown: Salt - POLITICO

How Miami Beach Is Keeping the Florida Dream Alive-And Dry - POLITICO Magazine

Illegal Jewish schools: Department of Education knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils 'disappeared'

Thanks, Michelle!



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Marine layer in the morning made for a nice afternoon.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', then a RERUN 'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Matthew Perry, Nick Offerman, and Explosions in the Sky.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Aaron Paul, Jennifer Hudson, and Hozier.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, and Wild Belle.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Claire Danes, Jerrod Carmichael, and Brann Dailor.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Bre Blair, Larent Tate, Michael Raymond-James, Gems, and Karyn Kusama.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Castle'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 3/23/16) are Kristen Bell, Jon Bernthal, and LoCash.

The CW offers a RERUN 'iZombie', followed by a RERUN 'Jane The Virgin'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Gotham', followed by a RERUN 'Lucifer'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'The Secret Tapes Of The OJ Case: The Untold Story', 'OJ Speaks: The Hidden Tapes', followed by a FRESH 'Bates Motel', then a FRESH 'Damien'.

AMC offers the movie 'Planet Of The Apes', 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH 'Better Call Saul'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Winter
 [7:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Shooting Survival
 [8:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Mill Street Bistro, Part 1
 [9:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-Mill Street Bistro, Part 2
 [10:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Where No One Has Gone Before
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-European Alps
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Bear Eats
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-Global Survival Guide
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Working the Wild
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Patagonia (Part 1)
 [9:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - Andes Adventure (Part 2)
 [10:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-Sahara (Part 1)
 [11:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Desert Survivor (Part 2)
 [12:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Bear Eats
 [1:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-Global Survival Guide
 [2:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-Working the Wild
 [3:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Patagonia (Part 1)
 [4:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Andes Adventure (Part 2)
 [5:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-European Alps    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules Social', followed by a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH 'Southern Charm', 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Mike Epps.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Jon Daly, Emily Fleming, and Matt Braunger.

FX has the movie 'Man Of Steel', followed by the movie 'Thor', then the movie 'Thor', again.

History has 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH 'Swamp People: Blood & Guts', then a FRESH 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH 'Billion Dollar Wreck'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ty Burrell
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric Gets Suspended
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric Gets Suspended
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Gangster No. 1
 [8:30AM]    Cinderella Man
 [11:30AM]    Deliverance
 [2:00PM]    American History X
 [4:45PM]    Sudden Impact
 [7:00PM]    Lethal Weapon 2
 [9:30PM]    Lethal Weapon 2
 [12:00AM]    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
 [2:30AM]    American History X
 [5:15AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels
 [5:30AM]    Hap and Leonard-War    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Batman Forever', followed by a FRESH 'The Magicians', then a FRESH 'Wynonna Earp', followed by a FRESH 'Bitten'.

Check out a FRESH Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Anthony Anderson, Lauren Lapkus, and Nick Griffin.

TCM spends the daylight hours celebrating Anthony Perkins, who was born on this day in 1932.
 [6:45 AM]      The Actress (1953)
 [8:30 AM]      Five Miles to Midnight (1963)
 [10:30 AM]      Phaedra (1962)
 [12:30 PM]      Green Mansions (1959)
 [2:15 PM]      Tall Story (1960)
 [4:00 PM]      The Trial (1963)
 [5:45 PM]      The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

 [8:00 PM]      Don Juan (1926)    SILENT 
 [10:00 PM]      A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
 [11:30 PM]      State's Attorney (1932)
 [1:00 AM]      The Great Man Votes (1939)
 [2:30 AM]      Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
 [3:45 AM]      Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
 [4:45 AM]      Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  04/05/16

TCM spends 24 hours celebrating Gregory Peck. who was born 100 years ago today.
 [6:00 AM]      Days Of Glory (1944)
 [7:30 AM]      Man With A Million (1953)
 [9:15 AM]      The Macomber Affair (1947)
 [11:00 AM]      Designing Woman (1957)
 [1:15 PM]      The Valley of Decision (1945)
 [3:30 PM]      The Yearling (1946)
 [5:45 PM]      On the Beach (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      Cape Fear (1962)
 [10:00 PM]      To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
 [12:15 AM]      A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999)
 [2:00 AM]      The Guns of Navarone (1961)
 [4:45 AM]      Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

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Musician Buffy Sainte-Marie arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 3, 2016.
Photo by Chris Bolin


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Fun and Interesting Periodic Table Spin-Offs ~ Kuriositas


2016 Media Awards


The 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards winners were announced on Saturday in Los Angeles. The show was televised for the first time in nearly a decade, airing in a broadcast April 4 on Logo.

The awards recognize and honor media for their fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community and lives, according to GLAAD.

The ceremony presented Demi Lovato with the Vanguard Award, and Orange in the New Black star Ruby Rose received the Stephen F. Kolzak award, given to an LGBT media professional who has made a difference in promoting equality and acceptance. Sense8's Lilly Wachowski also made her first public appearance at the awards show since coming out as transgender last month.

Two GLAAD Media Awards will hold another ceremony in New York on May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria. Logo will air Saturday's ceremony Monday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.



Patricia Arquette attends the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California April 2, 2016.
Photo by Phil McCarten


The Demonic Origins of Ventriloquism | Atlas Obscura


NC Law Is 'Reprehensible'

Stephen Schwartz

The Latest on the response to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination regulations by local governments (all times local):

Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz says he is advising his licensing organizations and touring producers to deny any North Carolina theatre or organization the right to produce any of its shows in response to passage of a law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.

Schwartz has written such hit musicals as "Godspell," ''Pippin" and "Wicked."

In a statement posted on, Schwartz called the law "reprehensible and discriminatory." He said it was important that any state that passes such a law suffer economic and cultural consequences, and he called on others to follow his lead until the law is repealed.

Stephen Schwartz


Newhead News


Epidemic Not Caused By Sex & Drug Lifestyle

Hep C

A new study, worked on by B.C. researchers, says baby boomers living a sex and drug lifestyle in the 1960s aren't to blame for hepatitis C infections in their demographic.

In fact, the research suggests all baby boomers should be tested for the hep C virus because widespread hospital practices predating the 1950's likely led to many accidental transmissions.

Researchers from the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention back-dated 40,000 cases of hep C and discovered the peak of the infection epidemic actually occurred in 1950, not 15 years later during the height of the North American sex and drug revolution, as was previously thought.

The findings suggest an increase in medical procedures post World War II and inadequate hospital sterilization of reusable needles and syringes are the culprits.

They are consistent with research from other locations such as France, Italy, Japan and Russia which showed hep C infection rates leveled off when disposable needles and syringes became the norm.

Hep C


Lilly Wachowski, a writer and director of the Netflix series "Sense8" accepts the Outstanding Drama Series Award for the show during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, 3 April, 2016.
Photo by Chris Pizzello


MeTV Network | 18 ripping 1960s rock & roll bands that performed on TV sitcoms and dramas


Protest Over BP Links

British Museum

Activists staged a demonstration inside one of London's biggest museums on Sunday in protest at its sponsorship links with energy giant BP.

A 20-strong group of activists held what they called a "disobedient exhibition" inside the British Museum in central London.

The mock exhibition was entitled "A History of BP in 10 Objects", a play on "A History of the World in 100 Objects", a recent British Museum show.

They claimed BP's support -- largely focused on special exhibitions -- represented 0.8 percent of the central London museum's annual income.

British Museum


Wake-up Call


Huge Tax Leak


A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents on Sunday exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

An investigation into the documents by more than 100 media groups, described as one of the largest such probes in history, revealed the hidden offshore dealings in the assets of around 140 political figures -- including 12 current or former heads of states.

The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The investigation yielded 11.5 million documents from around 214,000 offshore entities, the ICIJ said. The leaked documents came from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm with offices in more than 35 countries.

The leaked data from 1975 to the end of last year provides what the ICIJ described as a "never-before-seen view inside the offshore world."



Actor George Wendt throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, April 3, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Photo by Chris O'Meara


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Koch Suckers

George Mason University

George Mason University, a public school outside the nation's capital, has quietly become a conservative powerhouse in economics and law, a reputation built in part with tens of millions of dollars a year from billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

From 2011 to 2014, the Charles Koch Foundation gave nearly $48 million to George Mason in one form or another, tax records show. Though Koch divvies up more than $20 million annually among hundreds of U.S. universities through his foundation, no other school got more than $1 million annually in that period.

Although it is not unusual for billionaires - including those on the other end of the political spectrum - to donate large sums to schools, the size of the donations has raised concerns among some George Mason students and faculty about maintaining academic independence, echoing unease that has cropped up at other schools that benefit from Koch's largesse.

Other billionaires have made larger lump-sum contributions to schools, typically for a specific purpose such as a research facility. Earlier this year, Nike Inc. co-founder Phil Knight, who also supports Republican causes, announced a $400 million scholarship donation to Stanford University.

Charles Koch's representatives say the generosity comes without conditions. Supporters say the money fills a gap left by declining public support and accuse critics of targeting Koch, CEO of the petrochemical conglomerate Koch Industries Inc., because of his outspoken backing of conservative and libertarian causes.

George Mason University


British actor Eddie Izzard arrives at the annual Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House in Central London, Britain, 03 April 2016.


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Judge Bans Lawyer

Bundy Defense

A Nevada judge has refused to let a nationally known conservative lawyer join Cliven Bundy's defense team because of ongoing disciplinary proceedings against him in Washington, D.C.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro wrote in a three-page order that she didn't think Larry Klayman has been candid about the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.

Klayman disclosed in court documents that no disciplinary action had been taken and the proceedings would likely soon be resolved in his favor, which Navarro said was "misleading and incomplete."

Klayman is the founder of Washington-based public interest groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and is known for his aggressive pursuit of litigation. His work is mostly in support of a wide range of conservative and libertarian issues.

Klayman's current disciplinary proceedings stem from three separate alleged conflicts of interest in litigation involving Judicial Watch. Klayman agreed to a public censure in the disciplinary case in June 2014.

Bundy Defense


U.S. singer Cyndi Lauper poses for photographers as she arrives at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Britain April 3, 2016.
Photo by Neil Hall


Go Canada! When Gorgeous Graphic Design Lured the World to the Great White North | Collectors Weekly


Parched Fields


Thailand has long served as one of the globe's main rice bowls, but chronic water shortages are pushing the country to move away from a grain that dominates its fields and has defined a way of life for generations.

Thailand is one of the world's top rice exporters.

But four consecutive years of below-average rainfall have drained water reserves and strangled production, pushing many farmers into debt.

The current drought, the worst the country has seen in decades, has hit nearly a third of Thailand's 76 provinces, particularly in the rice-heavy central and northeast.

The kingdom's military government is now organising training sessions to encourage millions of rice farmers to diversify into crops that require less irrigation.



British actor Kenneth Branagh (L) and actress Dame Judi Dench (R) arrive for the 40th annual Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House in Central London


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Weekend Box Office

'Batman v Superman'

Word of mouth might be kryptonite for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which fell a steep 68 percent in its second weekend in theaters according to comScore estimates Sunday. The superhero pic earned an estimated $52.4 million over the weekend, easily besting the modest new openers like "God's Not Dead 2" and "Meet the Blacks."

The weekend overall is down significantly from last year, which saw the massive opening of "Furious 7."

Disney's "Zootopia" held on to second place with a robust $20 million, bringing its domestic total to $275.9 million. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" took third in its second week with $11.1 million.

Rounding out the top five were two faith-based films, Pure Flix's "God's Not Dead 2," which opened in fourth with $8.1 million, and "Miracles From Heaven," which took in $7.6 million in its third weekend, bringing its total to $46.8 million. "God's Not Dead 2" did not do as well as the first movie, which opened to $9.2 million on about half as many screens, but, Dergarabedian notes that it is "still a winner as these films cost very little to make."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," $52.4 million ($85.1 million international).
    2."Zootopia," $20 million ($30 million international).
    3."My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," $11.1 million ($5.6 million international).
    4."God's Not Dead 2," $8.1 million.
    5."Miracles From Heaven," $7.6 million ($2.3 million international).
    6."The Divergent Series: Allegiant," $5.7 million ($4.3 million international).
    7."10 Cloverfield Lane," $4.8 million ($4.6 million international).
    8."Meet the Blacks," $4.1 million.
    9."Eye in the Sky," $4.1 million ($350,000 international).
   10."Deadpool," $3.5 million ($1.4 million international).

'Batman v Superman'


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In Memory

Joe Medicine Crow

Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102.

A member of the Crow Tribe's Whistling Water clan, Medicine Crow was raised by his grandparents in a log house in a rural area of the Crow Reservation near Lodge Grass, Montana.

His Crow name was "High Bird," and he recalled listening as a child to stories about the Battle of Little Bighorn from those who were there, including his grandmother's brother, White Man Runs Him, a scout for Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.

His grandfather, Yellowtail, raised Medicine Crow to be a warrior. The training began when Medicine Crow was just 6 or 7, with a punishing physical regimen that included running barefoot in the snow to toughen the boy's feet and spirit.

Medicine Crow in 1939 became the first of his tribe to receive a master's degree, in anthropology. He served for decades as a Crow historian, cataloging his people's nomadic history by collecting firsthand accounts of pre-reservation life from fellow tribal members.

During World War II, Medicine Crow earned the title of war chief after performing a series of daring deeds, including stealing horses from an enemy encampment and hand-to-hand combat with a German soldier whose life Medicine Crow ultimately spared.

Soon after returning from the European front, Medicine Crow was designated tribal historian by the Crow Tribal Council.

With his prodigious memory, Medicine Crow could accurately recall decades later the names, dates and exploits from the oral history he was exposed to as a child, Viola said. Those included tales told by four of the six Crow scouts who were at Custer's side at Little Bighorn and who Medicine Crow knew personally.

Yet Medicine Crow also embraced the changes that came with the settling of the West, and he worked to bridge his people's cultural traditions with the opportunities of modern society. His voice became familiar to many outside the region as the narrator for American Indian exhibits in major museums across the country.

President Barack Obama awarded Medicine Crow the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

In the years leading to his death, Medicine Crow continued to live with his family in Lodge Grass. His wife died in 2009. Even after his hearing and eyesight faded, Medicine Crow continued to lecture into his 90s on the Battle of Little Bighorn and other major events in Crow history.

Joe Medicine Crow


In Memory

Gato Barbieri

Latin Jazz saxophonist Leandro "Gato" Barbieri, who composed the Grammy-winning music for the steamy Marlon Brando film "Last Tango in Paris" and recorded dozens of albums over a career spanning more than seven decades, has died at age 83.

Laura Barbieri, his wife of nearly 20 years, said her husband died Saturday in a New York hospital from pneumonia. The musician recently had bypass surgery to remove a blood clot.

The Argentine-born musician recorded some 35 albums between 1967 and 1982, when he stopped consistently making new records. He toured regularly and went on to record four more albums, including 1997's smooth jazz "Que Pasa," which reached No. 2 on Billboard's contemporary jazz charts.

Though in poor health, Barbieri, still sporting his trademark black fedora hat, had been performing monthly at the Blue Note jazz club in New York, since 2013. He last performed at the club on Nov. 23.

Last year, Barbieri received a Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award for a career that covered "virtually the entire jazz landscape."

Barbieri won a Grammy for best instrumental composition in 1973 for his music for "Last Tango In Paris," the controversial erotic drama starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider that earned two Oscar nominations.

Born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Rosario, Argentina, Barbieri grew up in a family that included several musicians, but did not take up an instrument until he was 12 when he heard bebop pioneer Charlie Parker's recording of "Now's the Time" and began studying clarinet.

After moving to Buenos Aires in 1947, Barbieri picked up the alto saxophone. He earned the nickname "El Gato," which means "The Cat," in the 1950s because of the way he scampered between clubs with his saxophone.

He gained national prominence playing alto saxophone in an orchestra led by Lalo Schifrin, the pianist and composer who later made a big impact with his TV and film scores, including "Theme from Mission: Impossible."

In the 1960s, splitting his time between Rome and New York, Barbieri became part of the Ornette Coleman-inspired free jazz revolution, working extensively with trumpeter Don Cherry from Coleman's groundbreaking quartet. Influenced by other modern jazz saxophonists - including John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Pharoah Sanders - he developed a warmer, grittier sound on the tenor sax. He recorded and performed with such avant-garde jazz musicians as Cherry, Carla Bley and Mike Mantler.

Barbieri recorded new material consistently until 1982, when a dispute with his record label led him to focus solely on touring. He recoded only intermittently in the 1980s, and did not release any albums from 1988-97. He released "Que Pasa" in 1997 after dealing with the turmoil of losing his Italian-born wife of 35 years to a degenerative illness in January 1995, and then undergoing triple bypass heart surgery two months later.

Barbieri would release only three more albums over the rest of his life - including "The Shadow of the Cat" in 2002, a Latin-flavored smooth jazz session featuring guest trumpeter Herb Alpert, and "New York Meeting" in 2010 on which he played straight-ahead jazz standards, such as Thelonious Monk's "Straight, No Chaser" and Miles Davis' "So What."

Barbieri married again in 1996 and had a son, Christian, who turns 18 on Sunday. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by his sister Raquel Barbieri, who lives in Buenos Aires.

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