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laurieanderson

Classic virtuosity with lowly gimmicks.

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He asks us to do some deep thinking about music and creativity.

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He thrived on “the silence that we have driven from our world.”

goddard

“Nothing makes me tremble like diamonds.”

Tony-Ducktail

His career was a study in contrasts, brilliant and awful.

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A dancer who became a spy and a Civil Rights Movement icon.

lunch

Her look said: “Leave me the fuck alone.”

Pryce5

He was told that he wasn’t built to be a versatile actor.

jean_rouch1

He created beautiful, humane “ethnofictions.”

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“Throb, baffled and curious brain!”

blanc

He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

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Director of quirky, moving, political, philosophical documentaries.

howard-hawks2

He defined or refined the dialogue comedy, the war picture, the detective yarn, and more.

Bakunin

“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

calasso

He writes about — as well as into — the ineffable.

Von Sternberg, Josef

Dedicated to pursuing the truth about sex and desire.

smiths

From Adrian to Zadie, meet the Smiths.

Matt_Stone

“I think Comedy Central totally fucking pussed out.”

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Freed by burnt cork, he became a phenomenon.

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Her political awareness mirrored the photographic process.

Drawing by Sara Smith, coloring by Luke Hegel-Cantarella

He charges us to commit to the world’s relentless unsettling.

Shepp-ForLosers-HiLo

He aimed to liberate America aesthetically and socially.

deitch

His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.

snuka

When he leaped, everything seemed possible.