Although Buddhism is unlike any other religion (in that it does not require belief in a deity), it’s still got some of the classic markers — and the celebration of holidays is one of them. So here, as part of our Holiday Cheat Sheet, is a brief rundown on one of the most important holidays in the Buddhist world: Vesak Day. Continue reading
On April 5, 1994, the life of Kurt Cobain ended abruptly with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His band Nirvana, which had only months earlier released its third studio album, In Utero, redefined 1990s rock, establishing the raw, dark, bohemian musical subgenre that came to be known as grunge.On the eve of the anniversary of his death, we reached out to musicians, radio hosts and music producers, and asked them to reflect on Kurt Cobain, his impact and his legacy. Among them, Jack Endino, who produced and recorded Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach, and David Lovering, drummer of the rock band, the Pixies, who powerfully influenced Cobain’s musical style.
As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death approaches in early April, police in Seattle have released new photos from the scene of the musician’s death. The lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana was 27 years old … Continue reading