Kishin Shinoyama, John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy Taschen book

Sat 07 Feb 2015 - Yoko reads

Renowned for his sensual, provocative images, Kishin Shinoyama is one of Japan’s most controversial and acclaimed artists, at once hailed by critics and charged for public indecency. Photographing everything from antiques to porn stars, Shinoyama is particularly recognized for his work with pop icons and celebrities, and the rare, private moments he captures with very public […]

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Tony Benn and his plaque to Emily Wilding Davison in the Houses of Parliament

Tue 18 Mar 2014 - Imagine All The People, Yoko reads

This plaque to Emily Wilding Davison was put up in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft by Tony Benn MP. Tony Benn said in the House of Commons in 2001: ‘I have put up several plaques—quite illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison, […]


Book recommendations by Yoko Ono

Fri 27 Jan 2012 - Yoko reads

Dear Friends
Here are some books and magazines I recommend.
Please share your favorite books in the comments
…for us all to enjoy.
love, yoko

NY Benefit 27 Sep for Five Year Plan: book to benefit Doctors Without Borders @MSF_USA Mitchell-Innes & Nash 534 W26th St

Dear Ms Ono, We are having a 5 Year Plan benefit for Doctors Without Borders at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 w.26th St. NYC) on Tuesday Sept. 27th, 6-8pm. The 5 Year Plan is giving the first $25,000 profits from the book to Doctors Without Borders, any profit after that will go to a further cycle […]

Bob Gruen’s new book ‘Rock Seen’ & upcoming events

Sun 18 Sep 2011 - Yoko reads

Bob’s book ‘Rock Seen’ is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Sept 23 – IPC Book signing
Sept 26 – Q&A 92Y TIbeca
Sept 30 – Marc Jacobs store book signing
Oct 5th – Morrison Hotel Gallery book signing

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Exposing the Military’s First Amendment Violations: Please donate to help @Truthout continue to make an impact

Dear Friends, Since I just came back from Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the danger of nuclear power has been very strong in my mind. Then, I read the following statement by Truthout (below). A Nuclear Weapon is a very dangerous weapon to be used by anybody and any organization. It is insanity to have its […]

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MUST READ: July Newsletter by John Perkins

Mon 18 Jul 2011 - Yoko reads

by John Perkins Dear Friends, As I write this, I am watching the economic chaos in Greece. I’m sure we’re all sharing the feelings of fear of economic collapse that is rampant among the other European countries – and in fact, around the world. These events are classic cases of what I detail in my […]

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TED Talks: Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Wed 18 May 2011 - Yoko reads

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this […]

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Rolling Stone: The Fight Over Fracking: Josh Fox vs. Big Gas.

Wed 18 May 2011 - Imagine All The People, Yoko reads

by Alexander Zaitchik, Rolling Stone The Oscar-nominated filmmaker exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough. One afternoon in early April, Josh Fox sits in a café near his Brooklyn home and unfurls a peculiar map of the United States. Featuring a series of red overlapping blobs stretching from […]

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller

Sat 14 May 2011 - Written work, Yoko reads

STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller Strawberry Fields is one of the most visited spots in Central Park and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City. This keepsake volume (available from here) is a celebration of the 2.5-acre teardrop-shaped living memorial to John Lennon’s life […]

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Remembering John Lennon – All you need is love.. and a good Jewish lawyer – by Leon Wildes

Fri 25 Feb 2011 - Yoko reads

All you need is love — and a good Jewish lawyer by Leon Wildes, New Jersey Jewish Standard Dec. 8th 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. The December 2010 edition of the Jewish Standard asked Leon Wildes, the immigration attorney for Lennon and Yoko Ono, to share his reminiscences and […]

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Q magazine to mark John Lennon’s 70th birthday with special covers & exclusive content

Mon 27 Sep 2010 - Yoko reads

Music magazine Q will mark what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday with four tribute covers, using previously unpublished shots by Astrid Kirchherr, David Bailey, Iain Macmillan and Bob Gruen. Lennon would have been 70 on 9 October. The November issue of the Bauer Media-owned monthly title goes on sale this Thursday with four covers featuring rare or […]


In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon

Sat 07 Aug 2010 - John Lennon Artwork, Yoko reads

In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon Nicholas Lezard on the best books written by a pop star by Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian What, I wonder, was the initial reaction of the countless thousands of young Beatlemaniacs when they read the literary fruits of their idol’s mind? This is […]

The Economic Hitmen by John Perkins

Mon 21 Jun 2010 - Imagine All The People, Yoko reads

An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’ Copyright of the audio belongs to John Perkins. Animation by Studio Joho:, email CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN by John Perkins This book gives you a true picture of American world politics that we have not […]

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An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People by Josh Stieber

Sun 18 Apr 2010 - Yoko reads

Dear Family of Peace
This open letter from a soldier, Josh Steiber, is very, very important for the world.
It is also important to us, the Family of Peace.
Bless Josh in your mind or write a letter or comment below expressing your gratitude, and continue our daily visualilzation of World Peace.
Ask our friends to join us, too.
I love you! yoko

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Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books: The Book Patrol Interview

Fri 16 Apr 2010 - Interviews & Articles, Yoko reads

Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books: The Book Patrol Interview by Stephen J. Gertz, Book Patrol I had lunch with Yoko Ono during the 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. That’s a sentence I figured I’d have about as much chance of writing as, “I accept the nomination of my party for President of the United […]

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Why Working People Are Angry and Why Politicians Should Listen by Richard L. Trumka

Sun 11 Apr 2010 - Yoko reads

Dear Family of Peace
I’d like very much for you to read this important speech made by Richard Trumpka. It is an in-house message to people of the United States. But we all know that what is happening in the the United States or anywhere in the world, affects all of us. As I always say, Information is power. Get some power from discovering what the People of America are coping with.
Lots of love,

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The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon

Tue 02 Feb 2010 - Yoko reads

The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon, from Skywriting by Word of Mouth I’d always had a fantasy about a woman who would be a beautiful, intelligent, dark-haired, high-cheekboned, freespirited artist (a la Juliette Greco). My soul mate. Someone that I had already known, but somehow had lost. After a short visit to India on […]

Sean Lennon’s holidays with his father (Times, UK)

Sat 16 Jan 2010 - Interviews & Articles, Yoko reads

“Out on the ocean, sailing away / I can hardly wait for you to come of age” (Beautiful Boy, John Lennon)

by Sean Lennon, Times Online

I don’t belong to that group of people who keep their childhoods neatly folded and tucked away, seldom seen, in a dresser drawer. My memories are scattered about the room like dust mites floating in sunlight. I’m unable to climb aboard even the tiniest steam train of thought without running over old origami animals in the Wild West of my youth.

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Artists Around the World Come Together To Speak For The Trees

Tue 08 Dec 2009 - Imagine All The People, Yoko reads

Seventy-six painters, sculptors, photographers, glass and conceptual artists from Ireland to Argentina, Korea to the United States, have come together in an inspiring book to answer a call by Dr. Seuss (in his 1971 classic, The Lorax) to: “Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” The artists in this powerful new book, […]





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