Paul Walker - and his divine cerulean eyes - represents the apex of a carefree and fun adolescent experience. When I was a teenager, my only desires were to have Cher Horowitz’ wardrobe and a guy who was as devastatingly hot as Paul. Thank you for being such a fun part of my young adulthood!! Peaceful journey.
Thriller is 31 years old today, which means it has been an integral part of my existence since I was in a crib. The years have gone by and many things have changed in my life. However, the video for the eponymous single still scares the hell out of me and “Human Nature” still makes my head tingle in that way that lets me know that I’m experiencing something delicious. This is MJ and Quincy at the zenith of their creative powers and it’s still thrilling.
Happy Birthday to Tina Turner. At 74, she is still Simply The Best. A true survivor. And one of the reasons why I am so proud to be a Black woman. We come from strong and extraordinary stock!
"If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who will represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?" - President John F. Kennedy.
If he never said another word, these words showed me a man who awakened from an aristocrat’s slumber to really empathize. And that’s why we still talk about him 50 years later. Rest well, Dear Mr. President.
I have a deep fondness for Bettie Page - her joie de vivre is on prominent display as much as her zaftig figure.. There’s an earthiness and wholesomeness about her that makes her such a three-dimensional person. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see “Bettie Page Reveals All!” http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/11/unpublished-photos-of-bettie-page-nsfw.html
We all know the lore, the scandal and the tragedy that beset this larger-than-life couple, but sometimes photos tell a simpler story. Witness the beauty of the couple, how perfectly coiffed they are. We don’t know what their story would have been had JFK survived, we don’t know how he would have grown as a President. Whatever the what-ifs - and we as a culture LOVE the what-ifs - the truth is his was a consequential Presidency and he helped to catalyze some serious growing pains for this country. Saluting the greatness of the Kennedy legacy as we come upon that terrible day.