Flowers, pictures and messages left in tribute to late British singer Amy Winehouse near her house in north London, on July 25, 2011. The family of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse said Sunday they have been left ‘bereft’ by her loss at the age of 27, as grieving fans left tributes outside the London home where she was found dead. Photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP/ Getty Images
Singer Amy Winehouse died Saturday at home at the age of 27, via The Guardian.
The New Yorker excerpted a tribute to the singer written by comedian and friend Russell Brand.
We’ll have more on Winehouse’s life and career later today.
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been blocked from using social media, but this morning he started a Google+ account, via ARTINFO?.
The Associated Press tells the story of a Palestinian archaeological dig site that’s been in operation on and off for 100 years.
The New York Times profiles a 100-year-old musician who’s still leading his band in New Orleans.