Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — LIUBOV POPOVA

May 25– Liubov Popova
Politically engaged Russian avant-gardist, Suprematist, Constructivist.popova_birsk_landscape
Popova’s Birsk Landscape

*African Liberation Day.
*National Tapdance Day.
*Coventry, England: Lady Godiva’s Day. Her famous ride re-enacted.

1803 — American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson born, Boston, Massachusetts.
1895 — Gay playwright Oscar Wilde convicted of “acts of gross indecency,” England.
1908 — American poet Theodore Roethke born, Saginaw, Michigan.
1924 — Politically committed Russian avant-gardist Liubov Popova dies, Moscow.
1954 — War photographer Robert Capa dies, Thai-Binh, Vietnam.
1961 — Prez John Kennedy commits U.S. to put man on moon by 1970.
1963 — Organization of African Unity begins, housed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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, amongst other things, 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 publications 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 wrote 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 with Stephanie Smith.

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