Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
Marvin Gaye’s sister has written a play about the late singer, but none of his great music is in it. That’s because his estate — controlled by his children — declined to give her permission to use his songs, reports our colleague DeNeen Brown. The warts-and-all portrayal of the family includes playwright Zeola Gay’s take on why her minister father shot and killed her troubled brother: Gaye, paranoid and struggling with addiction, provoked a confrontation because he had a death wish: “It was a mercy killing. Father took Marvin out of his misery.”
“Where the hell were you in 1958?”
— Ford designer Roy Brown Jr.‘s response to nostalgists who wanted to buy his Edsel. Brown, who regretted nothing about the historic automative flop, died last week at 96; read his obituary by Emily Langer.