Thursday, October 13, 2011

Starving, Hysterical, Naked...

This past week marked the 56th anniversary of the first public reading of Allen Ginsberg's thought changing, mind shifting poem, "Howl". In the fall of 1955 in a dimly lit room amidst the deep chatter and swigs of wine, America's most famous rabble rousers gathered to share their most intimate thoughts and truest confessions. At a time when our country was knee deep in nationalism, post WWII, Howl was the gut wrenching critique that the young generation of thinkers and doers were screaming from jazz clubs, poetry houses and living rooms. Allen Ginsberg was the first to create a picture so raw and wild that he garnered national attention from the media and later, the judicial system.

Everyday we pay homage to those who have the courage to break through and do things that will come to frame our world and inspire us to do the same.

Here are a few of our favorite rebels....


Who do you love?

Gertrude Stein, Kurt Vonnegut, Malcom X, Carson McCullers, Jack Kerouac, Harvey Milk, Dorthy Parker, Jane Fonda, 
John Waters, Margaret Cho, Angelina Jolie, Tura Satana, Bettie Page, Vincent Gallo, James Franco, Spike Lee, David LaChapelle, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Betsy Johnson, RuPaul, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Max Factor, Vidal Sassoon, Lena Horne, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, NWA, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Bob Marley, 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Lady Gaga

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