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david johansen

He looked — and sounded! — great in frills.

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His solos elliptically paraphrase his melodies.

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Devastatingly funny one week and bittersweet the next.

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Celebrating thirteen HiLo Heroes about whom we wrote in 2014.

Frazer

Not for him the “purblind vision” of small minds.

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Lights, camera, action suffuse the cadence of his sentences.

chilton

He got an early education in rock’n’roll cynicism.

chris ware

Clockwork micro and macro tragedies awash in self-awareness.

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Both a singular artist and a mensch.

arthur-c-clarke

His was a nuts-and-bolts science fiction.

1804 watercolor of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra

Who is your Jane Austen?

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

brand

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

mcguane

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.