June 29– HENRI LEFEBVRE
Radical critic of the politics of everyday life.
JUNE 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Russia: St. Peter’s Day. Celebration of the “Funeral of Kostrama”: Bonfires kindled; maiden chosen to be carried in procession and to reign over games and dancing.
* Sacrament of the Silicon Host.
ALSO ON JUNE 29 IN HISTORY…
48 BC — Julius Caesar bests Pompey to become absolute ruler of Rome.
1635 — London’s Globe Theatre, while Henry VIII plays, burns to the ground.
1886 — Harlem photographer James Vander Zee born, Lenox, Massachusetts.
1900 — Little Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupery born, Lyons, France.
1940 — Individualistic Swiss artist Paul Klee dies, Muralto, Switzerland.
1991 — French social critic Henri Lefebvre dies, Navarrenx, Haut Pyrenee.
1994 — U.S. reopens Guantanamo, Cuba base to “process refugees.”
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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June 29, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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caesar, everyday life, globe theater, henri lefebvre, pompey, shakespear, situationism, st peter's day, the little prince |
About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
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.