Heath Ledger


V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Book Review

Closing in on Death

An inconclusive report on the lifestyles of the rich and famous

Toxicology

It is peculiar that Jessica Hagedorn's fourth novel, Toxicology, is preceded by epigraphs about Lorca's idea of the duende—an enigmatic Spanish term "about the struggle and state of possession that go into making great art," as one of her characters puts it. "Duende's hard to explain. Sorta like when black singers are said to have soul." It’s peculiar because as the story unfolds, we are introduced to artists who have lost their passion—base creatures posing under the guise of genius whose real struggle seems to be between hedonism and self-pity.

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V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011
The Daily Word

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The Daily Word, with Heath Ledger, beating hearts, monkeys in cars and heroic dogs.

Ten most ignorant politicians.

A dog saved a baby.

Scientists hope lab-grown hearts will start beating soon.

Did they find a picture of Jesus?

Cops play solitaire on their little cop car computers.

Somebody got a dead mouse in a Monster Energy Drink.

Monkeys race in tiny cars.

The history of the ice-pick lobotomy.

Slate has lunch with Roger Waters.

Does the band Mogwai enjoy rectal vodka tampons?

Watch the first 12 minutes of Game of Thrones.

Most Grimm’s Fairy Tales would make good movies.

Here are some good photo bombs.

Ghoulish engineers use human blood for data storage research.

Infinite Tom Sellecks.

Thank you, slaves.

At the cloud, you must look.

Prepare for the next Ice Age.

The best of April Fools’ from around the web.

The Foothills Fire is 100% containted. The Ruidoso fire is not. The Sevillita Fire is 25% contained.

High winds left 3500 East Mountian residents without power last night.

The cops busted a drug house.

Let’s look at KOAT’s mugshots from Friday.

Happy birthday, Heath Ledger.

Thanks to Tom Nayder and Geoffrey Anjou for many of today’s top stories.

V.19 No.46 |

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The Daily Word 11.19.10: Heath Ledger death pad, extra-galactic planet, accidental hero dog euthanasia

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Landlord: Kids should play along ditch bank instead of on street in trailer park.

State police confiscate 'last pedophile' sculpture from art fest.

First extra-galactic planet discovered. .

Fox News chief apologizes for calling NPR executives 'Nazis.'

Heath Ledger death condo for sale.

Afghan hero dog accidentally put to sleep.

Soldiers caught breaking into medical marijuana dispensary said they were there to destroy the doobage, not smoke it.

Tea Baggers rally to get Bristol Palin elected DWTS winner.

27 miners trapped in New Zealand.

Joan Baez falls out of tree house.

Chinese woman sent to labor camp for retweeting.

Fake doctor jailed for giving breast exams in bars.

Dude shoots television, apparently sick of Bristol Palin on DWTS.

V.18 No.33 | 8/13/2009
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The Trailer for Heath Ledger's Last Film

He died before filming was complete, but Heath Ledger's final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is scheduled for release on Christmas Day in America.

Director Terry Gilliam got Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to fill in for Ledger's unfinished scenes. Each substitute takes different forms of the deceased Oscar winner's character in a dream world.

Here's a link to a Vanity Fair cover story in which filmmakers discussed the process of completing the project, and about Ledger.