Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ROBERTO BOLANO


April 28 — Roberto Bolaño
Chilean novelist, nomad, cultural iconoclast.

APRIL 28, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Charles, Louisiana: Contraband Days Pirate Festival honors Lafitte.

ALSO ON APRIL 28 IN HISTORY…

1192 — Hashshashin assassinate Conrad of Montferrat, King of Jerusalem.
1789 — Mutiny breaks out aboard British ship H.M.S. Bounty.
1874 — Journalist Karl Krauss born, Jicin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary.
1953 — Brilliant Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño born, Santiago, Chile.
1960 — Dutch council communist & astronomer Anton Pannekoek dies, Wageningen.
1967 — World boxing great Muhammad Ali refuses U.S. army induction.
1977 — Baader-Meinhof Red Brigades terrorists get life sentences, Germany.

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 the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of 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 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 one of five Angelenos 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. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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