Favorite Artist - Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Gerard Basquiat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and his mother, Matilde was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican parents. Early on, Basquiat displayed a proficiency in art which was encouraged by his mother. In 1977, Basquiat, along with friend Al Diaz begins spray painting cryptic aphorisms on subway trains and around lower Manhattan and signing them with the name SAMO© (Same Old Shit).

Favorite Book - Nigger by Dick Gregory

Published in 1964, the autobiography of comedian Dick Gregory is by turns funny, poignant, and thought-provoking.

Favorite Movie - Man On Fire

Denzel Washington is always good, so it's no surprise to see him effortlessly dominating this taut, violent action film directed with panache by Tony Scott ((Top Gun, Enemy of the State).

Favorite Artist - Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was born as the son of a prestigious notary in the small town of Figuera in Northern Spain. His talent as an artist showed at an early age and Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali received his first drawing lessons when he was ten years old

Favorite Book - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.

Favorite Movie - Annie Hall

Annie Hall is an Academy Award-winning, 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. It is one of Allen's most popular films: it won numerous awards at the time of its release, and in 2002 Roger Ebert referred to it as "just about everyone's favorite Woody Allen movie".

Favorite Artist - Michael Ray Charles

The art of Michael Ray Charles has been concerned with exploring the legacy of historic stereotypes related to Americans of African descent.

Favorite Book - In The Belly of the Beast by Jack Henry Abbott

A visionary book in the repertoire of prison literature. This is a 37 year old man's account of 25 years behind bars.

Favorite Movie - Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green's outrageous directorial debut, Freddy Got Fingered. Green's MTV persona gets a suitable big-screen treatment here, as he plays an aspiring cartoon animator who leaves the nest and heads to LA to seek fame and fortune.

Favorite Artist - David LaChapelle

Has been a professional fashion photographer of celebrity portraits for such magazines as Details, Vanity Fair, The Face, Vogue, Interview, Rolling Stone etc. since 1987. He quickly became one of the most famous fashion and entertainment photographers in the world.

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