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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.

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A brilliant, ferocious opponent of the “crut.”

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He’s demonstrated the artistic legitimacy of mocap.

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His early Hollywood music was darker than we recall.

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Auteur of the unforgettable fork-dance of dinner rolls.

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Inventive, smart, funny, poignant, brilliantly weird.

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An unwilling agent of social subversion.

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A beautifully conflicted Marxist intellectual.

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Typist by day, jazzbo by night.

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Anything could happen but nothing couldn’t be taken away.

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One of the most soulful tenor men of his generation.

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His first film was 1932’s PIE, PIE, BLACKBIRD.