Best of the web: May 7, 2016

by Fiona Rae / 06 May, 2016
Including musical tributes to Prince, and the illustrations of Toby Morris.
Prince in 2013. Photo/Getty Images
Prince in 2013. Photo/Getty Images


NOTHING COMPARES 2U: The loss of Prince so soon after David Bowie’s departure to the great space station in the sky has been a shock for fans; tributes have been a reminder of Prince’s genius in all musical arenas. The New Yorker compiled four live performances, including a very old bit of footage from 1983 featuring James Brown and Michael Jackson, and a George Harrison tribute concert in which his next-level Jimi Hendrix guitar skills blow everyone away. The Guardian has compiled musical tributes, although Purple Rain was the song of choice for most. RNZ National has put together all its coverage as well.



MIGHTIER THAN: The illustrations of artist Toby Morris have been gracing RNZ’s youth website The Wireless for a while now. The Pencilsword is a beautifully rendered animated comic; his latest post is Lest We Forget, in which he remembers the New Zealand Wars.

SVOD HIGHLIGHT: What’s good in subscription video on demand. The second season of Younger, created by Sex and the City’s Darren Star, has arrived on Neon. Based on the novel of the same name, the show features Broadway star Sutton Foster (Bunheads), who plays a 40-year-old divorcee who masquerades as a 26-year-old in order to get a job.

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