Beyond the Stage Review — A Haunting, Heartbreaking Show

A lined A4 notebook is pinned open on a board, highly doodled with love hearts and the strange ideas of an 18-year-old girl, not unlike any other 18-year-old girl throughout history. “Just plain fuckin’ nice” is the title of a playlist that includes Bobby Darin’s I Wanna Be Around (1965), as well as the words […]

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Amy Winehouse Retrospective at Design Museum

A significant retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s life and work will portray her as a “music intellectual,” with personal artifacts, such as her first electric guitar and handwritten notes, on exhibit for the first time, as well as an immersive tour. Amy: Beyond the Stage, which debuts on November 26 at the Design Museum in London, […]

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After a Decade, I Can Finally Mourn the Amy Winehouse I Knew

God alone knows what I must have looked like in a Cambridgeshire field, a scruffy 25-year-old dressed as a psychedelic game hunter with glitter plastered over my face sobbing uncontrollably. On July 23, 2011, at 4 p.m., a friend of mine informed me that Amy had died. While other revelers danced around me, I was […]

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