Today is the 106th birthday of Jackson Pollock. Some of his art pushes some people’s definitions of art because they do not see it as a
Today is the 209th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. I very much adore his writing, obviously for the dark subject matter, but also for the
Today is the 122nd birthday of the author John Dos Passos. I got to know his work through Hemingway and Fitzgerald. His membership in the
Today is the 107th birthday of Butterfly McQueen. Everyone knows her from her famous (and often horribly misquoted and impersonated) line from Gone With the Wind.
Today is the 296th birthday of Madame de Pompador, arguably one of the first fashion icons and one of the most influential women of the 18th
Today is the 57th birthday of Jean-Michel Basquait. I became fascinated with him while I was in high school, having been ‘introduced’ to him through my fascination