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His was a nuts-and-bolts science fiction.

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Who is your Jane Austen?

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Dance as a place of attuning one’s relation­ship to bio­physical life.

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Since the ’60s, a grain-traversing thinker-doer.

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Life lessons and manhood-tutorials.

Emily Dickinson

Her slant rhymes were radically proto-modernist.

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Performances congruent with camera.

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“We must get to the painting of ourselves, our history…”

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A cocktail of wit and chaos.

Margaret Cho

“I’m not going to die because I failed as someone else.”

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His genius thrived in stages: chromatic, atonal, serial.

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It’s never too late to be too soon.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Victorian — but no apologist for Victorian values.

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Owner of a melancholia notable for its intensity.

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He foresaw the evils lurking in cybernetic command and control.

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Mistakes, waste, the meandering of intricate systems!

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Abstract shapes in black and red collide in empty space.

20-Orozco

His murals transform, and transform you, as you stroll past them.

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The first non-human HiLo Hero!

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He could adapt to and enliven nearly any musical situation.

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Her thought-provoking speculative fiction is also terrific literature.

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She mined veins of melancholy, fatalistic, introspective truth.

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A muckraking civil rights journalist and conservative intellectual.

Jacques Tourneur

His horror movies were unimaginably eerie.