Known to refer to herself on occasion as "Zora, Queen of the Niggerati," Zora Neale Hurston cut a provocative figure during the Harlem Renaissance, both in her person and in her writing. As folklorist, teacher, anthropologist, and author, Hurston was a champion of black heritage. She visited Haiti an
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, like so many influential artists, cannot be easily classified. While he had a defining influence on modern architecture, and especially the evolution of the skyscraper, he was more interested in intensifying an individual's experience of a space than in using architecture as
Led Zeppelin is hailed as the ring leader of the heavy metal bands. Jimmy Page, Jon Bonham, Robert Plant, and John P. Jones sold over 50 million records in their career together. Their guitar style drew heavily on the blues and British folk music, while mythology and fantasy influenced their lyrics
All writers struggle with the weight of moral responsibility, even if they profess to create an amoral art. Few writers, however, have carried this burden through the confluence of political and cultural rivers in the way Chinua Achebe has.
Achebe came of age in Africa's largest country, Nigeria,