FEBRUARY 16, 2017

FEBRUARY 16: Mahershala Ali, Chikage Awashima, Jerome Bettis, Roger Bowen, Levar Burton, Gary Carter, Katharine Cornell, Howard Da Silva, Christopher Eccleston, Lupe Fiasco, Robert J. Flaherty, Richard Ford, Ennio Girolami, Lesley Gore, Keith Haring, Ice-T, James Ingram, Lila Kedrova, William Masters, John McEnroe, Octave Mirbeau, Jimmy T. Murakami, Elizabeth Olsen, Barry Primus, John Schlesinger, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), Eckhart Tolle, Vincent Ward, The Weeknd, Pete Willis (Def Leppard), Yoshishige Yoshida…

ALBUMS OF THE DAY: Body Count “Body Count” (1992), The Church “Starfish” (1988), Def Leppard “High ‘n’ Dry” (1981), Duran Duran “Rio” (1982)

BOOKS OF THE DAY: Angela Carter “Wise Children” (1991), Richard Ford “The Sportswriter” (1986), Octave Mirbeau “A Chambermaid’s Diary” (1900), Eckhart Tolle “The Power of Now” (1999)

CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: Billy Liar (1963), Elephant Boy (1937), Nanook of the North (1922), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

DOC’S OF THE DAY: The Universe of Keith Haring (2008), Venus and Serena (2012)

FILMS OF THE DAY: Masters of Sex (2013-2016), Moonlight (2016), Nights of Cabiria (1957)

FOODIE: Almonds

GUN CRAZY!: 1988 - Former ESL Incorporated employee Richard Farley, 39, gunned down seven people at his former workplace in California. He was later arrested and now sits on death row at San Quentin. 7 people were killed and 4 injured.

HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 1923 - The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen’s recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt.

HOLIDAY: Crack is Wack Day, Day Without Immigrants Day

“Nothing is important…so everything is important.” Haring

“The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time.” McEnroe

“To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.” Tolle

pictured: Mahershala Ali (Born 1974), Elizabeth Olsen (Born 1989)