Thursday, November 30, 2017

6word Portrait: Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian World Chess Champion; highest-rated ever. 


Born this day in 1990

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6word Portrait: Vin Scully

Dulcetly called Dodgers games for decades.



Born 90 years ago today.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6word Portrait: Jon Stewart

Made acerbic condemnation a Daily Show.


Born 55 years ago today.



Sunday, November 26, 2017

6word Portrait: Jimi Hendrix

Lord knows he’s a “Voodoo Child”


Born 75 years ago today (d. 1970)



6word Portrait: Charles M. Schulz

Peanuts cartoonist observed life through Charlie.


Born 95 years ago today (d. 2000)



Saturday, November 25, 2017

6word Portrait: Joe DiMaggio

Photo by Seth Arkin, 1998
Where have you gone, Yankee Clipper?


Born this day in 1914 (d. 1999)




Friday, November 24, 2017

6word Portrait: Scott Joplin

“The Entertainer” who essentially created ragtime.


Born this day in 1868 (d. 1917)
(Birthdate likely inexact.)



Thursday, November 23, 2017

6word Portrait: Jerry Bock

Composed Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello


Born this day in 1928 (d. 2010)



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

6word Portrait: Billie Jean King

A (tennis) champion for gender equality. 


Born this day in 1943.

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6word Portrait: René Magritte

"Ceci n'est pas une pipe." Surrealist. 


Born this day in 1898 (d. 1967)

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Seth Saith article


Painting shown: The Treachery of Images (1929) 
French words translate to: This is not a pipe.

Monday, November 20, 2017

6word Portrait: Joe Walsh

Seems to me “Life’s Been Good”


Born 70 years ago today.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

6word Portrait: Savion Glover

Tapmaster brings in da noise, funk.


Born this day in 1973.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

6word Portrait: Alan Shepard

Pioneering astronaut first American in space.


Born this day in 1923 (d. 1998)


Friday, November 17, 2017

6word Portrait: Martin Scorsese

Singularly brilliant director with mob mentality.


Born 75 years ago today.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

6word Portrait: W. C. Handy

Composer, publisher, “Father of the Blues”


Born this day in 1873 (d. 1958)



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

6word Portrait: Georgia O’Keeffe

Her floral masterworks represented intimate femininity.


Born 130 years ago today (d. 1986)



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

6word Portrait: Claude Monet

Impressionist master painted water lilies, repeatedly.


Born this day in 1840 (d. 1926)



Monday, November 13, 2017

6word Portrait: Buck O’Neil

Negro Leagues icon became museum Monarch.


Born this day in 1911 (d. 2006)


Sunday, November 12, 2017

6word Portrait: Neil Young

Keeps on rockin’ in free world.


Born this day in 1945.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

6word Portrait: Kurt Vonnegut

He survived Slaughterhouse-Five. So it goes. 


Born 95 years ago today. (d. 2007)

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Friday, November 10, 2017

6word Portrait: Carol Arkin (a.k.a. Mom)

She has meant everything to me.


Born this day in 1938.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

6word Portrait: Hedy Lamarr

Pretty. Darn smart. Actress. And inventor. 


Born this day in 1914 (d. 2000)

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

6word Portrait: Bonnie Raitt

Rootsy rocker "Something to Talk About."


Born this day in 1949.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

6word Portrait: Marie Curie

Pioneering radioactivity researcher awarded Nobel twice. 


Born 150 years ago today (d. 1934)

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6word Portrait: Albert Camus

This Stranger fought The Plague. Absurdly. 


Born this day in 1913 (d. 1960)

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Monday, November 6, 2017

6word Portrait: Pat Tillman

Fought for country, sacrificing football, life. 


Born this day in 1976 (d. 2004)

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

6word Portrait: Bill Walton

UCLA icon, NBA champion, devout Deadhead.


Born 65 years ago today.




Saturday, November 4, 2017

6word Portrait: Will Rogers

Never met man he didn't like. 


Born this day in 1879 (d. 1935)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

6word Portrait: Colin Kaepernick

Refused to stand for racial injustice.


Born 30 years ago today.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

6word Portrait: Ray Walston

My Favorite Martian; Messrs. Applegate, Hand.


Born this day in 1914 (d. 2001)

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6word Portrait: Anthony Kiedis

Lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers 


Born 55 years ago today.