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“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”

tarkovsky

He “invented a new language, true to the nature of film.”

sugiura

He abandoned kids’ comics and pioneered Pop.

The first legal drink at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, 1933

He made it his business to be provocatively uncongenial.

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How Love and Laughter baffled the Tripe King

ebsen

He brought charm to his bitterest characters.

delany-2

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

jimmy cliff

An outlaw hero who found mainstream fame.

charley pride-6

HiLobrow’s year… so far.

buchan

The Coming of the Danish Brig

lost-prince

Loristan Attends a Drill of the Squad

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The Fair Maid of Glengariff

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Nazi villain

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”

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Sea Hunt Goon

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.