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Colorful Kandinsky

Today’s post spotlights Russian painter Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866-1944). Born in Moscow to Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, he recalled being fascinated and stimulated by color as a child. He attended the University of Moscow, studying law and economics, as far from painting as … Continue reading

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Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti

It’s no surprise that Finnish people (or more accurately, Finnish person) play a major role in this blog, and when you throw in Frenchness, that’s a force to be reckoned with. That’s the case with today’s profiled personage, Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti. A … Continue reading

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Crispin Hellion Glover: An Evening With A Man and His Slideshow

This past Friday night, after one heck of a week (and one heck of a FNITN), I had the great pleasure to spend time with Arto & Leslie absorbing some of the wit & wisdom of one Crispin Hellion Glover … Continue reading

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Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Vocalist, poet, instrumentalist, songwriter, bandleader, sometime collaborator with his hometown pal and rival Frank Zappa, and (in his last decades) a critically acclaimed painter, Don Van Vliet, born with the name Don Glen Vliet, is known to most as Captain … Continue reading

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TGIF! Funny Names in the News vol. 29 with Jaber Jabbouin

Friday? Friday, Friday, Friday. What is this day all about anyway? I know it’s famous for hanging out with Robinson Crusoe on that island, being associated with the planet Venus,  for starring Ice Cube, and being that “day between Thursday … Continue reading

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