Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Mortimer Jerome Adler (December 28, 1902 – June 28, 2001) was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for the longest stretches inNew York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The author of Tropic of Cancer was born on this day in 1891.
Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind areTropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
There are several of these if you take the time to follow the link at the bottom, it's well-worth it. Thanks for the tip Josh!
This is a Danish edition of (the novel that inspired the film ), and if what we're seeing here is what androids dream of, it's no wonder humans send out bounty hunters to "retire" those twisted bastards.
Posted by Sky Cosby at 5:59 AM
Sunday, December 08, 2013
1859 -- Lifelong opium-eater, romantic writer Thomas
De Quincey dies, Lasswade, near Edinburgh, 74.
Author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.
1886 -- Radical Mexican muralist Diego Rivera
lives, Guanajuato. Frida's man & Trotsky's host.
1919 -- Jailed at Ellis Island on the 5th, "Made
Anarchists" Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman
appear in federal court before Judge Julius M. Mayer,
who declares that as aliens, they have no constitutional
rights. They remain in detention at Ellis Island.
1943 -- Jim Morrison lives. American rock singer/lyricist
& cult figure since his death. His collections of poetry
include An American Prayer (1970) & The Lords &
The New Creatures (1971).
1980 -- John Lennon permanently loses his voice; killed
by a fan. The former Beatle was shot outside his
apartment building in New York City by Mark David
Chapman, a former psychiatric patient.
"I think of John's death as a war casualty
— it is the war between the sane & the insane."
— Yoko Ono
1982 -- US: Will Norman Mayer stop the MX missile?
Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer,
holds the Washington Monument hostage.
After 10 hours, police kill him.
He had no explosives.
Who then are the terrorists?
Posted by Sky Cosby at 5:37 PM