As noted below, we’re saving our next Jails/LASD story until we come back. I will run early in January.
However, if something urgent comes up on the main the issues we’re following—topics like the jails, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, or LA’s juvenile probation system—then look for us to post.
Otherwise, here’s to a joyous (and music-filled) winter solstice, Happy Holidays, and a very Merry Christmas.
I know that last year I posted this same video above of Rufus Wainwright singing Minuit Chrétiens on Dec. 9, 2009, at the Royal Albert Hall, while his mother, Kate McGarrigle accompanies him on the piano, laughing with delight at his antics. The show was, of course, her last public performance before she died of clear-cell sarcoma six weeks later on January 18, 2010. Yet, in spite of what was to come—or more likely because of it—I never get tired of seeing Kate’s unfiltered momma love as she watches her golden-voiced eldest kid.
And then there’s this….