Sept. 26 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – CYPRIAN EKWENSI

Nigerian short story writer, committed journalist.

1774 — Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman born, Leominster, Massachusetts.
1869 — “Little Nemo” cartoonist Winsor McCay born, Woodstock, Canada.
1874 — American photographer Lewis Hine born, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
1899 — Nazi-synp existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger born, Messkirch.
1921 — Nigerian short-story writer, journalist Cyprian Ekwensi born, Minna.

India: THE FEAST OF LAMPS, a memorial to the dead in which every lamp is lighted, a harvest feast is eaten, cakes are placed at crossroads for evil spirits to eat. Jains polish their jewelry, attend worship and have books blessed.
Gabon: FEAST OF ZAME YE MEBEGE, God of Narcotics.

Above: “Little Nemo in Slumberland” by Winsor McCay. Click to enlarge.

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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, 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 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 Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith.

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