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RIP Alexander McQueen

11 Feb
Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

RIP J.D. Salinger

28 Jan
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J.D. Salinger 1919-2010

RIP Howard Zinn

28 Jan
Photo Courtesy of Marine_Perez
Howard Zinn 1922-2010

As a high school student in Cambridge, I must have gone to every talk Howard Zinn gave at Harvard. My worn copy of A People’s History has dedications and signatures scrawled in just about every open space.

I remember writing to him once, exuberantly sharing all the ways A People’s History had revolutionized the way I view the world and my place in it. I still remember that awestruck feeling when he actually responded, ever graciously and compassionately.

Howard Zinn was passionate about his country and the people in it. He saw the value in everyone’s narrative- even this young girls’.