December 9, 2021

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2013

NOVEMBER 29:   ABBIE HOFFMAN – Becoming the Face of Change
NOVEMBER 30:   DAVID MAMET – The Meaning in the Things We Don’t Say

DECEMBER 1:   RICHARD PRYOR – Hiding In Plain Sight
DECEMBER 2:   FRANK TASHLIN – “Nasty Quacks” and a Life Out-Of-Step
DECEMBER 3:   ELVIS PRESLEY’S ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL – Finding Your Voice Again
DECEMBER 4:   JON STONE – Love and Magic
DECEMBER 5:   LENNY BRUCE – The Terrifying Power of Words
DECEMBER 6:   JAMES THURBER – The Soul of Wit
DECEMBER 7:   BERKELEY BREATHED and BLOOM COUNTY – Pastiche, part I
DECEMBER 8:   JIM MORRISON – Pastiche, part II
DECEMBER 9:   JOHN CASSAVETES – Posing The Problem Of Truth
DECEMBER 10:   GREGG ALLMAN and OTIS REDDING – The Empty Place Where All Music Starts
DECEMBER 11:   SAM KINISON – Listening From A Step Ahead
DECEMBER 12:   FRANK SINATRA – The Most Original Path
DECEMBER 13:   LESTER BANGS – Building the Temple in the Wake of Rock & Roll
DECEMBER 15:   “PEACE PIECE” – Loneliness versus Being Alone
DECEMBER 17:   EMMET OTTER’S JUG BAND CHRISTMAS – Creating a Universe Like Our Own
DECEMBER 18:   CHRIS FARLEY – Signing On To Be The Clown
DECEMBER 19:   RAGING BULL – The Alluring Myth of Invulnerability
DECEMBER 20:   PAUL WINCHELL – The Expert Generalist
DECEMBER 21:   WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN – The Only Way Out Is Through
DECEMBER 22:   RICHARD HUGO – Little Moments and The Triggering Town
DECEMBER 23:   CHET BAKER – The Curse of Natural Talent
DECEMBER 24:   MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL – A Very Special Swan Song
DECEMBER 25:   A CHRISTMAS CAROL – My Own Epiphany
DECEMBER 27:   “STAGGER LEE” – The Power of Unheard Narratives
DECEMBER 29:   WOODY HAYES – The Legacy of Continuous Improvement
DECEMBER 31:   CALVIN & HOBBES – Exploring and Imagination

2014

JANUARY 1:   HANK WILLIAMS – The Benevolence of Resting Places
JANUARY 2:   HOMESTAR RUNNER – Democratizing the Web, Ruining Excuses
JANUARY 3:   STEVE JOBS – Beginning with the End in Mind
JANUARY 4:   THELMA SCHOONMAKER – The Empathy of Holding the Gaze
JANUARY 6:   BOB NEWHART – Providing The Gaps For Us To Fill
JANUARY 8:   ELVIS PRESLEY – The First Spark in this Journey
JANUARY 10:   FRAGGLE ROCK – “Let’s Make A Show That Will Change The World”
JANUARY 11:   CARL REINER & MEL BROOKS – An Eagerness to Sacrifice
JANUARY 12:   CHARLES NELSON REILLY – Learning the Rules, Only to Break Them
JANUARY 13:   JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON – Attacking Salvation at the Root
JANUARY 14:   THE SEX PISTOLS – The Danger of Razing the House Without New Blueprints
JANUARY 16:   GARTH ENNIS – The Power of Perspective
JANUARY 17:   MUHAMMAD ALI – Owning Your Greatness
JANUARY 24:   JOHN BELUSHI – Chug-A-Lugging from the Cup of Life
JANUARY 25:   ETTA JAMES – Too Personal to be Defined
JANUARY 28:   JACKSON POLLOCK – The Edges of What We Can Stand
JANUARY 30:   PETE GALLANIS – The First To Believe
JANUARY 31:   MARK EITZEL – The Truth Hurts

FEBRUARY 1:   THE CROW – We Are What We Focus On
FEBRUARY 3:   PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – The Danger of Being Unresolved
FEBRUARY 10:   SPIKE LEE’S SCHOOL DAZE – Beating Back the Damage of Omission
FEBRUARY 12:   CHARLES SCHULZ – A Love Bigger than Life

MARCH 4:   WARD KIMBALL – Breathing Life into The Line
MARCH 5:   PIER PAOLO PASOLINI – The Danger of Being Too Broad
MARCH 6:   THE BIG LEBOWSKI – The Laughter of Togetherness
MARCH 7:   TOWNES VAN ZANDT – Waitin’ Around To Die

MAY 26:   DOROTHEA LANGE – Learning to See

JUNE 2:   DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN – The Salvation Inside

AUGUST 11:   ROBIN WILLIAMS – Ending the Never-Ending Battle
AUGUST 31:   FRED ROGERS – The Purest of Honesty

SEPTEMBER 20:   THE INDIAN RUNNER – The Intimidating Legacy of Fatherhood
SEPTEMBER 29:   JOHNNY BENCH – Go Until You Can’t Go No More

OCTOBER 7:   THE GIVING TREE – The Elusive Territory between Codependence and Selfishness
OCTOBER 23:   JOHNNIE’S LOUNGE – A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
OCTOBER 24:   RESERVOIR DOGS – An Open Letter to Everyone who stormed out of the Lincoln Theater in Chicago that night in December, 1992
OCTOBER 29:   BILL MAULDIN – A Fabric of Lies More Honest Than the Truth

NOVEMBER 10:   SESAME STREET – A Lifetime of Gratitude

2015

JANUARY 5:   MICHAEL O’DONOGHUE – A Violent, Outrageous Absolution
JANUARY 7:   JOHN BERRYMAN – The Decision to Wave Goodbye
JANUARY 9:   WALTER HILL – An Escape to the Ends of the Spectrum
JANUARY 15:   MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – The History that Blocks the Dream
JANUARY 18:   A.A. MILNE – Allowing Our Stories to Survive Adulthood
JANUARY 20:   THE MUPPETS ON SNL – The World Don’t Wanna Change
JANUARY 21:   FRECKLES BROWN – Doing the Impossible, Because You Can
JANUARY 22:   SAM COOKE – A Life of Barely-Contained Antagonism
JANUARY 23:   THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME – A Tiger That Can’t Be Tamed
JANUARY 27:   FRANK MILLER – When Battling Monsters
JANUARY 29:   FREDDIE PRINZE – Fascinating

FEBRUARY 5:   WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS – Art vs. Life
FEBRUARY 6:   CHRISTOPHER GUEST – Talk Until You’re Yourself
FEBRUARY 9:   THE WARRIORS – The Style of Masculinity
FEBRUARY 11:   BURT REYNOLDS – When Gratitude Looks Like Hubris
FEBRUARY 13:   HENRY ROLLINS – Everyday Strength
FEBRUARY 15:   KURT VONNEGUT, JR. – Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt
FEBRUARY 16:   JIM HENSON’S TIME PIECE – Time Is Meaning
FEBRUARY 19:   thirtysomething – You’re Never Truly Prepared
FEBRUARY 20:   HUNTER S. THOMPSON – Too Exhausted To Live, Too Curious To Die

MARCH 27:   JOE COCKER’S MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN – Connections Like Fireworks
MARCH 28:   DON KNOTTS – A Legacy of Vulnerability
MARCH 30:   BATMAN – Atonement without Resolution

APRIL 2:   MARVIN GAYE – The High Watermark of Soul

JUNE 22:   KRIS KRISTOFFERSON – A Quiver Full of Arrows
JUNE 23:   WILLIE NELSON’S RED-HEADED STRANGER – Epic Country Stories
JUNE 24:   ROY O. DISNEY – Behind Every Dreamer, A Realist

AUGUST 12:   ANDRE DUBUS – We Don’t Have to Live Great Lives

SEPTEMBER 3:   MAURICE TILLET – When Giants Get Worn Down
SEPTEMBER 5:   LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III’s “MOTEL BLUES” – Sarcasm and Salvation

2016

FEBRUARY 2:   SID VICIOUS – A Wild but Necessary Rejection
FEBRUARY 7:   CHRIS ROCK – A Lesson in History
FEBRUARY 14:   WAYLON JENNINGS – The Unique Direction Only You Know
FEBRUARY 17:   HUEY P. NEWTON – Power to the People
FEBRUARY 18:   HARRY CARAY – The Metric that Matters
FEBRUARY 21:   MALCOLM X / EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ – A Rare and Difficult Change
FEBRUARY 22:   CHUCK JONES – Creative Work is Never Competitive
FEBRUARY 23:   JIM HENSON’S THE CUBE – The Truth Behind the Mask

APRIL 25:   PRINCE – FEARLESS

JUNE 18:   THE WILD BUNCH – The Inexorable Walk Towards Whatever

2018

FEBRUARY 24:   HAROLD RAMIS – A Blessed Journey to Selflessness

2021

JANUARY 19:   JANIS JOPLIN – Never Fit In
JANUARY 26:   BESSIE COLEMAN – A Helpless Never Learned

FEBRUARY 4:   CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG – Don’t Let the Bias Grind You Down
FEBRUARY 8:   NEAL CASSADY – A Muse Most Sacrificial
FEBRUARY 25:   MARK ROTHKO – The Time Art Requires
FEBRUARY 26:   JACKIE GLEASON – Two Distinct Voices
FEBRUARY 28:   CHARLES DURNING – Hard Work and Salvation

MARCH 2:   LOU REED – Art and Consequences
MARCH 3:   GEORGE MILLER – The Audience Informs the Artist
MARCH 9:   ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE – How We Respond to Outrage
MARCH 12:   JACK KEROUAC – The Gratitude of Experience
MARCH 13:   THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – The Vulnerability of Opposites