Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – JEAN-FRANCOIS LYOTARD

April 21 — Jean-François Lyotard
French philosopher, critic of the postmodern condition.

*Festival of Sacred Groves
*Baha’i Ridvan

1816 — British novelist Charlotte Bronte born, Thornton, Yorkshire
1828 — Noah Webster publishes two-volume dictionary of “American” English.
1879 — Javanese feminist
Raden Adjeng Kartini born.
1910 — American writer Mark Twain dies, Redding, Connecticut
1914 — U.S. invades Veracruz, Mexico, try to halt German weapon imports.
1998 — Socialism au Barbarie editor, postmodern critic Jean-Francois Lyotard dies, Paris.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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