Favorite Music - Miles Davis

Throughout a professional career lasting 50 years, Miles Davis played the trumpet in a lyrical, introspective, and melodic style, often employing a stemless Harmon mute to make his sound more personal and intimate. But if his approach to his instrument was constant, his approach to jazz was dazzlingly protean.

Favorite Hero - Cornell West

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American scholar and public intellectual. Formerly at Harvard University, West is currently a professor of Religion at Princeton. West says his intellectual contributions draw from such diverse traditions as the African American Baptist Church, Marxism, pragmatism, and transcendentalism.

Favorite Hero - Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is the fictional hero of Robert Ludlum's 1980 book The Bourne Identity. Bourne begins the book as an amnesiac with no knowledge of his identity; he slowly discovers that he was a top-secret killer trained by the American government, which now would like him dead. The novel was a bestseller and spawned two sequels by Ludlum, The Bourne Supremacy (1986) and The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). Two more books in the series, The Bourne Legacy (2004) and The Bourne Betrayal (2007), were written by Eric Van Lustbader after Ludlum's death in 2001.

Favorite Hero - Spiderman

Spider-Man is the quintessential Marvel character. Although a super hero, he is spared none of the slings and arrows of ordinary life; he experiences difficulties with friends, family, sweethearts and employers. His powers enable him to do good, but not to improve his own lot in life, and it is his simple humanity, rather than his exotic talent, that has won him millions of enthusiastic fans. He is one super-hero who has not lost the common touch, and in fact he is frequently described as "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."

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.

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