Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Frida Kahlo

July 6– Frida Kahlo
Tormented, visionary Mexican surrealist painter, writer.

Frida Kahlo’sWithout Hope, 1945.

*Ceylon: Festival of Buddha’s Eyetooth. Continues for days. Most processions are at night. Painted, jeweled elephants, leaping dancers, costumes, drumming, spinning prayer wheels.

1415 — Czech religious rebel Jan Hus burned at stake, Konstanz, Germany.
1535— Sir Thomas More beheaded by order of Henry VIII, London, England.
1699 — Captain Kidd, pirate, captured in Boston and deported to England.
1907 — Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo born, Mexico City, Mexico.
1916 — German surrealist painter, writer Unica Zürn born, Berlin, Germany.
1942 — Jewish teen Anne Frank and family seek refuge from Nazis, Amsterdam.
1944 — Inept fire-eaters create Ringling Big Top bonfire, killing 160, Hartford, CT.

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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