In every writer there exists a towering, ever-struggling duality: the desire to be left alone, to your words, books, thoughts, hidden quiet corners of libraries; and the wish to be celebrated, toasted by everyone as the smartest person in the room. From a staggering array of novels, non-fiction, and cookbooks, to a series of popular and acclaimed travel TV shows, Anthony Bourdain achieved both. In grand fashion. As is the practice of the day, when someone dies, something big happens, one can almost hear the collective laptops in coffee shops the world over, softly plodding with hastily penned takes. And the desire feels even deeper still with writers. Simply, he was living our dream: widely published, successful, adored, pervasive, respected, still cool, on the road while the rest of us squirmed stuck in the quicksand of digital glow, all while seemingly never needing to sell out.
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Badass of the Week: Anthony Omari
Monday afternoon, as I was walking by a local marquee, I saw that Pat Benatar was playing that evening. I thought, wow! I love Pat Benatar! Yes, that iconic Pat Benatar voice. Later, I was on my second round of work for the day.
Carmelo Anthony: Badass or Jackass?
As everyone knows by now, Anthony Bourdain has died. He was The cause was, apparently, suicide.
Anthony Omari. Late on the night of January 23, , a 24 year-old Kenyan uber-hero named Anthony Omari awoke to find three gigantic dudes with machetes standing over his bed. He knew right away that they weren't there to sell Girl Scout cookies or ask him for a jumping mid-air high-five. A place of hope and peace for children who have tragically slipped through the cracks of Kenyan society. Omari's mother, known to her charges only as "Momma", runs the Home, and, ever the diligent son, Anthony lives at the facility and helps his mom make sure that the children are provided for with a warm bed, a hot meal, a primary school education, and medical attention when they need it.