Catch of the Week
THE ARTISTS ALWAYS KNOWN AS: We had hardly got used to the idea of a world without David Bowie when it was announced on April 21, 2016, that Prince Rogers Nelson had been found dead at his home in Minneapolis. There are plenty of reminders on YouTube of his brilliance. Here he is at the Brits in 2006; the band includes percussionist and singer Sheila E: tinyurl.com/NZLPrinceBrits. At the Billboard Awards in 2013, he rocked out with guitarist Donna Grantis: tinyurl.com/NZLPrinceBillboard. And here’s a naughty recording of his final tour, Piano & a Microphone: tinyurl.com/NZLPrincePiano.
WE’RE LOSING HIM: Everyone knows that medical dramas are there for the drama rather than the medicine, but the arrival of yet another new medical series ( The Resident, Monday and Tuesday) has us wondering just how inaccurate they are. Wired recently asked a surgery resident, Annie Onishi, to critique scenes from various drama series and movies. Funnily enough, slapping people to wake them up is not a thing, music in the operating theatre is a really big thing, and the “mesentery never gets any love”: