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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Flashback: Remembering elder rock critic Jane Scott; inside the Dalai Lama’s entourage

Jane Scott, center, with Justin Timberlake and N’Sync, back in the day. (Courtesy of The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Jane Scott died at 92 this week, nearly a decade after she retired as the nation’s oldest rock critic. We dug up our former colleague David Segal’s delightful 2002 profile of a woman whose enthusiastic tastes embraced the Doobie Brothers and Wendy O. Williams as well as Springsteen and the Beatles; he chronicled some amusing encounters with Joan Jett (not the person to ask “do blondes have more fun?”, apparently) and the Big Bopper Jr.:

“You know,” she says, still swaying a little, “I just love Mott the Hoople.” It’s a perfectly defensible verdict, but like a lot of what Scott says, it just sounds funny coming from someone born when Woodrow Wilson was president.

Oh, just go read the whole thing. You’ll be glad you did. (Jane Scott pt.1, Jane Scott pt. 2)

The Dalai Lama in D.C. Tuesday. (Matt McClain/For The Washington Post)
The Dalai Lama is back in D.C. for a rare and complex 10-day religious ritual known as Kalachakra. Worth re-reading is Michelle Boorstein’s 2009 look at life inside the Dalai Lama’s entourage.Sleek PR types, beefy bodyguards, Richard Gere, etc.

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