#BornThisDay: Writer, Dominick Dunne

October 29, 1925- Dominick Dunne. I remember the day of his passing in the summer of 2009. It was ironic that he died on the very day as his sworn enemy Edward ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Fran Lebowitz

October 27, 1950- Fran Lebowitz: "All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable." She is one of my idols. If you don't know her, you ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Composer/Writer, Ned Rorem

October 23, 1923- Ned Rorem: “Anyone can be gay, it's no accomplishment - but only I can be me.” I am really not much of a fan of symphonic or “serious” music, & although I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Clive Barker

October 5, 1952- Clive Barker: “I’m a gay man, living an out life for a long time, & it’s tiring & anger-making to hear people continue to spit out the same old dreary ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Gore Vidal

October 3, 1924- Gore Vidal: "A Narcissist is someone better looking than you are" I played him once. Well, not exactly, but I based a character that I once portrayed, a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Photographer, Annie Leibovitz

October 2, 1949- Annie Leibovitz was always my choice to shoot the long planned cover for my first album Low Hanging Fruit. I would have given the world's greatest living portrait photographer full creative carte blanche, trusting her to bring ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor/Writer Fannie Flagg

  September 21, 1944- Fannie Flagg: "Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are 2 steps ahead." Her novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Graphic Designer, Chip Kidd

September 12, 1964- You know Chip Kidd’s work even if you don't realize it. He designed the covers for the original hardbacks of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic ... See the Rest