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Consumer society robs us of political agency.

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Surreal, jazzy introductions to Mexican culture.

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Her startling vision has become the American vernacular.

IAN CURTIS OF JOY DIVISION

Transmissions from a bleak ten-minutes-from-now future.

Ayler

Sacred exhortations and electric blues.

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He made the choice to live deliberately.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

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Before Lady Gaga, there was Nahui Olín.

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Fresh and invigorating jazz

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Versatility, strangeness, an unusual intelligence

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His imagination was prodigious.

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Don’t hate him because he’s ambitious.

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Riotous, often subversive satire.

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Revelatory ways of relating chords to scales.

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Character wrenched out by vastness and exposure.

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He invented the postwar religion of Wicca.

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His work rearranged how we look.

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He cofounded The Living Theater repertory company.

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A complete entertainer, ill-served by Hollywood

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No public figure transformed himself more profoundly.

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He sang soul as if it were the black man’s country.

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One of the consum­mate world builders in comics and sci-fi.

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Not all millionaires are men, nor gold-diggers blondes.

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Her theme was the corrosive effects of fear and paranoia.