The OWHL Artist of the Week is Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was an American artist. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop
The OWHL Author of the Week is Robin D.G. Kelley. Kelley is a professor of U.S. history at UCLA. He has published a series of acclaimed books on a wide variety of topics, including the Communist Party in Depression-era Alabama, Thelonious Monk, and working-class culture and politics
Kara Walker is the OWHL Artist of the Week. Working with a wide array of media, Walker has produced provocative and truly novel works that address issues of gender, race, and racism in American society.
Yuval Harari is the OWHL Author of the Week. With the publication of his wide-ranging interpretation of homo sapiens Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harari quickly became a leading global public intellectual. Harari's follow-up to Sapiens, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorr
The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is the OWHL artist of the week. Described by Evan Osnos as "China's leading innovator of provocation," Ai exhibits a fierce will to critique and protest structures of oppression in his native China and around the world. Ai's art draws attentio
Amartya Sen is the OWHL author of the week. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998, Sen has contributed ground-breaking insights to social theory, political theory, philosophy, and economics. If you are looking to expand your understanding of individual rights, welfare econom
This week's OWHL author is novelist Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children’s books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts. I