Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — GEORGE GROSZ

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July 26– GEORGE GROSZ
Dada graphic satirist, reflected nihilist forces in pre-Hitler Germany. Claimed art had no use but as propaganda for the still-building revolution of everyday life.
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Grosz’s Republika Automatow

JULY 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cuba: Revolution Day.
*All or Nothing Day.
*Parents’ Day.

ALSO ON JULY 26 IN HISTORY…
1893 — Dada artist and revolutionary George Grosz born, Berlin, Germany.
1894 — Aldous Huxley born, Godalming, Surrey, England.
1953 — Cuban rebel Fidel Castro leads unsuccessful raid on Moncada barracks.
1978 — World’s first test-tube baby born, Bristol, England.

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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