isherwood

He reveals the underside of the human mask.

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A husky contralto and vivid lyricism

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A most enigmatic photographer.

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An exile, and a prophet of immaturity.

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Before Lady Gaga, there was Nahui Olín.

BillChallis-HiLo

Fresh and invigorating jazz

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Riotous, often subversive satire.

george-russell

Revelatory ways of relating chords to scales.

gardner

He invented the postwar religion of Wicca.

gollum

He’s demonstrated the artistic legitimacy of mocap.

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One of the most soulful tenor men of his generation.

Paul Fussell

He could write to amuse… or irritate.

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He wanted to seduce Ma Bell.

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His informed predictions were mixed with wild speculation.

john ford

Entertainment, grand landscapes, and dialectical troubles.

s_j_perelman

Strutting, superior but somehow also self- deprecating.

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Breaking through received perception and making the world new.

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“Do not sing to rain, poet, make it rain.”

Frazer

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

1804 watercolor of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra

Who is your Jane Austen?

Webern-older

His genius thrived in stages: chromatic, atonal, serial.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

A Victorian — but no apologist for Victorian values.

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He foresaw the evils lurking in cybernetic command and control.

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Mistakes, waste, the meandering of intricate systems!