“We’re selling this peace thing like soap,” John Lennon told an interviewer in this 1969 interview. It was 29 years ago today that the ex-Beatle was killed outside his New York apartment building.
Twenty-nine years later, does anyone still care on days other than the anniversary of Lennon’s death? Apparently so. The New York Times profiles Gary dos Santos, who drifts in an out of homelessness as the self-appointed mayor of Strawberry Fields.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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