Jerry Saltz is an American art critic. Since 2006, he has been senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine. Formerly the senior art critic for The Village Voice, he has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism three times. He has also contributed to Art in America, Flash Art International, Frieze, Modern Painters, among various other art publications. Saltz served as a visiting critic at The School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Yale University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Studio Residency Program, and was the sole advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial. He lives in New York City with his wife Roberta Smith, senior art critic for the New York Times.
Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman serving his second term as Lieutenant Governor of California and a former Mayor of San Francisco. He is a national progressive figure and was a prominent early advocate for marriage equality and an influential voice in favor of the legalization of cannabis in California.
Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is known for portraying Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2009, and for his portrayal of war veteran and SSR agent Jack Thompson in the Marvel/ABC series Agent Carter. He has had starring roles in the films Freaky Friday , A Cinderella Story , and House of Wax .
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British citizenship in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.
I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.Elton John
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.Ellen DeGeneres
Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.Dalai Lama