Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. No cause of death has been given. His representative said in a statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." On Avicii's website: "We all reach a point in our lives and careers where we understand what matters the most to us. For me it's creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do. Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense -- the studio. The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do." read more
Remember Madalyn Murray O'Hair? Her cruel group didn't die along with her. American Atheists, one of the most combative organizations dedicated to the promotion of atheism has terminated its highly visible president, David Silverman, over allegations of financial misconduct and sexual assault. At this point it's no longer idle speculation. America's atheist movement really does seem to have a intrinsic problem which primarily take the form of hating and assaulting women.
It sounds like most Trump supporting evangelical leaders know they made a deal with the devil and are now too ashamed to admit the severity of their error so they're going to keep on acting like nothing is wrong.
Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as her husband, George H.W. Bush, rose to become vice president and president. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons -- George W. and Jeb -- as they campaigned for office.
Glenn Beck, then enigmatic conservative media firebrand, appears to be selling off his assets as his media enterprise downsizes. Earlier this year, Beck engaged in conversations with popular right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro to buy or partner with Beck's right-leaning news network The Blaze, which has been hit with several rounds of massive layoffs over the past three years. read more