Andy Warhol
Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Business Manager of Andy Warhol Found Him Incompetent

Film director Paul Morrissey who was Andy Warhol’s business manager describes how unimpressed he was with Warhol: “He couldn’t influence anybody. He was incapable of doing anything. He was so severely autistic…He couldn’t read!” Morrissey cites Warhol’s name recognition as the reason for his star power versus his art–and says … Continue reading

Andy Warhol
Lou Reed on the Genius of Andy Warhol: ‘He Was the First’

Lou Reed speaks at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on the astonishing achievements and foresight of Andy Warhol’s artistic style and vision. Reed’s band, the Velvet Underground, was little-known at the time–but Warhol saw something in them before the general public did. In the band’s humble beginnings, they were only able to book shows when they were part of Warhol’s art installations: “We were his one and only band. The factory band.”

Woodstock Festival of 1969
[Blog] 9 Facts About the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival

“Woodstock was both a peaceful protest and a global celebration.” -Richie Havens 1. The idea for Woodstock came from Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld who were record company executives that wanted to raise money to build a recording studio in the town of Woodstock in upstate New York. 2. The … Continue reading

Julia Child
A Food Stylist on Her Friend Julia Child


Sara Moulton, a friend of American chef Julia Child and a food stylist on Child’s show, “The French Chef,” talks about the kind of person that Child was. Moulton describes her as an inspiration and talks about the most important lessons she learned while working for Child, such as learning that cooking is all … Continue reading

Kurt Vonnegut
[Text] Vonnegut’s Letter to Students: ‘Practice Any Art…Make Your Soul Grow’


“You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow…” When English teacher Ms. Lockwood assigned her students at Xavier High School to correspond with a well-known author … Continue reading

Julia Child
Getting ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ Published


Senior editor and vice president of Knopf Publishing House Judith Jones talks about discovering American chef Julia Child’s cookbook. The book, which Jones named “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” was something that no other publisher would have worked with it during that time. According to Jones, other publishing houses … Continue reading

Philippe Petit
A Man on a Wire

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Famous French high wire artist Philippe Petit discusses his passion and inspiration for his performances. Petit, who describes himself as someone who likes to “live on the edge,” first gained recognition for walking between the Twin Towers on a high wire in 1974. Today he continues to perform stunts and … Continue reading

Ed Catmull on Disagreeing with Steve Jobs


Ed Catmull, author of “Creativity, Inc.” and president of Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, discusses the process of disagreeing with Steve Jobs.  It could sometimes take Catmull a week to rebut the quick thinking of Jobs.  Then another week to rebut his follow-up comments. Eventually, he says, there were three … Continue reading

Luis Buñuel
Why Buñuel Dislikes Acting & Went into Filmmaking

Why Buñuel Dislikes Acting & Went into Filmmaking

Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel is asked why he decided to make movies as a way to express himself instead of writing or painting. Buñuel humorously describes his terrible talent for both writing and painting even if he is very good at self-expression via images. When further questioned if he would … Continue reading