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delany-2

He locates the key to our humanity within the permutations of our weirdness.

jimmy cliff

An outlaw hero who found mainstream fame.

Self-Portrait, ca. 1917

He shot the most glamorous photo of all time.

RufusThomasTheFunkie

Stax, and soul, wouldn’t have been the same without him.

J.L. Austin

The witty founder of “ordinary language philosophy”

creager

The unquiet, wandering spirit of the freshly possible.

Rudolf Rocker. CP, Fonds Chambelland

An anarchist without adjectives.

GLORIA STEINEM

Consciousness-raising was her conversion experience.

morris

He deserves to be known for more than wallpaper.

wr_1928

His name is a watchword for the persecution of radical scientists.

juan gris

A symphony of hard angles and rigid lines.

milch

Going down the wrong roads can lead to the right ones.

mahy

Her theme was the wobble in the heart of the universe.

Garduno

A world of allegory and stark juxtaposition.

menten thumb

She laid the groundwork for the field of biochemistry.

charley pride-6

He returned Southern Soul to its Country roots.

NatKingCole-PianoStyle

1956 was an annus mirabilis for Nat King Cole.

jerry lewis

One of the greatest comedic actors and directors of all time.

einstein_albert_1

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”

aron thumb

“I would rather be wrong with Sartre than right with Aron.”

fiedler

He hated middlebrow and appreciated madness.

mississippi_john_hurt_2

His career recapitulated the mystery of the blues in miniature.

Piet-Mondrian-by-Andre-Kertesz-176_001

His grand-scale pixels pull you close.

michaelgorman

He envisions a library system that is truly for all.