What Bowie meant

From The London Review of Books: "No matter what your feeling about David Bowie and his work, it was impossible for his death last January not to feel like some kind of marker. The 20th century was the age of the frontline news photo, the water-cooler TV moment, the must-have LP, but all those heat-of-the-moment things have been demoted or disappeared in our new century's digital realignment. In our current post-everything age, Bowie's death was another reminder of how times have changed: an oldtime star who once enacted his alter ego Ziggy Stardust's demise as an old-fashioned diva-esque theatrical goodbye-ee, and who more or less staged his own death online, with admirable restraint and impeccable good manners."

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