Monday, July 25, 2011
Amy Winehouse: Anti-Hero
So Amy Winehouse, who died this weekend at the age of 27, frequently called herself a “nice Jewish girl,” particularly "when she was questioned about her out-of-control persona." (At least according to an article a few months ago). No one accused her of being religious -- her famous work "Back to Black" was set partly in a cemetery full of crosses, anyway. I'm sure the death of any talented young person who throws away opportunities as she did is tragic. But really, what a shame to try to make something of her having been Jewish in some sense or other.