For Hope and Peace: Happy New Year 2009!!

For Hope and Peace: Happy New Year 2009!!

Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up

New Year’s Eve 2009: Celebrations Around the World


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Photo of the Day: Black Umbrella in the Snow

Photo of the Day: Black Umbrella in the Snow

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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In Memoriam: Images of Notable People Who Passed in 2008

In Memoriam: Images of Notable People Who Passed in 2008

Music: Mavis Staples/Hard Times

In Memoriam: Images of Notable People Who Passed in 2008

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The Lives They Lived: The Music They Made

The Lives They Lived: The Music They Made

With the new year approaching, The New York Times has taken note of some of the lives that ended in the past 12 months.  This is their 15th annual Lives They Lived issue, which doesn’t claim to be comprehensive or definitive in their choices of the people whose lives are described. Instead, this is an unabashedly idiosyncratic collection, driven by the interests, passions and whims of their editors and writers, who hope that readers are moved, tickled, intrigued and provoked by reading about these 24 very different lives, all memorably lived.

In addition to The Lives They Lived, the Times presents The Music They Made, in the form of a musical sound collage featuring a sampling of the musicians who died this year.  The musicians presented include Odetta, Mike Smith (The Dave Clark Five), Rick Wright (Pink Floyd), Eddy Arnold, Isaac Hayes, Miriam Makeba, Nick Reynolds and John Stewart (The Kingston Trio), Buddy Miles and others.

The Music They Made: A Musical Montage

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
“Noel Noel”

-e.e. cummings

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For Anti-Gay Bigot Rick Warren: The Holiday Rainbow Chasers

Big Fat Anti-Gay Bigot Rev. Rick Warren

The Holiday Rainbow Chasers

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Happy Holidays: The 2008 Yuletide Fireplace

Happy Holidays: The 2008 Yuletide Fireplace

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