Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82.
Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016). one of the great film makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, has died. Here is one of his films, A Taste of Cherry (1997):
I read Empire of Capital in the immediate aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq to gain a better understanding of 21st century imperialism. That led to The Origin of Capitalism and, eventually, her volumes on the history of political theory. She was a lucid writer and a rigorous, even heterodox, thinker.
One of the great femmes fatales. She was even tougher in Too Late for Tears.