Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers will build a case for burning it all down.
Yesterday, a bloodthirsty man drove a truck down a sidewalk in Manhattan, killing eight people. Are your friends in New York City okay? I can virtually guarantee it. Yes.
Scrolling through Instagram in bed a few months ago, I saw a picture of my friend Anthony*. Before my brain processed who I was looking at, I felt a shock up and down my spine. Anthony has been dead for almost six years. For a moment, he was alive again, posting on Instagram.
On Monday, court documents became public involving the death of Prince. The unsealed documents showed that the medications found in the singer’s home were not prescribed to him. Bottles of opioid painkillers found in the home were prescribed to Prince’s friend and former drummer Kirk Johnson, according to CNN.