Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – TOULOUSE-LAUTREC


NOVEMBER 24 — TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Decadent French society painter, illustrator, anarchist.

NOVEMBER 24 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF SILENCE.     THE WORLD IS A PAPER AIRPLANE DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 24 IN HISTORY…
1632 — Philosopher Baruch Spinoza born, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1713 — Satirical novelist Laurence Sterne born, Clonmel, Ireland.
1859 — Evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species published.
1864 — Decadent French artist, anarchist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec born, Albi.
1953 — Joe McCarthy declares Truman Administration “crawling with communists.”
1963 — Jack Ruby shoots alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on live television.
2005 — “Loisaida” squatter, housing justice activist Carmen Rubio dies, New York City.

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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