They need our help in this sorrowful moment. Scott built communities and he made them stronger. He shared his passion for music, literature and culture in his books and journalism. He was an enthusiastic evangelist for new bands, great writers, dazzling filmmakers. His work lifted up poets and thinkers and culturati of all kinds. He loved the art of discovery, and the joy of sharing something wonderful and life-affirming with everyone. He loved so much: the perfect wine, the California desert, two guitars wrapped around each other, sentences crafted with smarts and grace and style. He cared deeply about the dumpster fire that our media and politics has become.
Opinions! Scott had opinions. He liked to share them. Sometimes on social media. We will miss him just as intensely.
Scott's work for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Salon, the L.A. Review of Books, his acclaimed book "Culture Crash," a forthcoming project with Richard Thompson and so much more established him one of our leading culture writers.
He adored, rapturously, Sara and Ian. All funds that we raise now will go directly to Scott's family to assist with immediate expenses related to his passing, as well as longer term needs that will present themselves soon, most importantly a college fund for Ian.
Donations of any amount are deeply accepted and appreciated, and we'd also be most grateful for your sharing this memorial fundraiser widely through your own social networks.