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

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 [...]

2015-02-07T09:10:07+00:00 February 7th, 2015|Yoko reads|

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

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, [...]

2014-04-18T01:24:11+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Imagine All The People, Yoko reads|

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 [...]

2011-09-24T14:11:49+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Artworks, Imagine All The People, Yoko reads|

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 [...]

2011-08-22T04:24:04+00:00 August 19th, 2011|Imagine All The People, Written work, Yoko reads|

MUST READ: July Newsletter by John Perkins

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 [...]

2011-07-18T15:41:49+00:00 July 18th, 2011|Yoko reads|

TED Talks: Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

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 [...]

2011-05-20T06:22:43+00:00 May 18th, 2011|Yoko reads|

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

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 [...]

2011-05-14T06:25:35+00:00 May 14th, 2011|Written work, Yoko reads|

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

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 [...]

2010-09-27T06:51:20+00:00 September 27th, 2010|Yoko reads|

The Economic Hitmen by John Perkins

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 [email protected] CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN by John Perkins This book gives you a true picture of American world politics that we have not [...]

2010-06-21T03:46:49+00:00 June 21st, 2010|Imagine All The People, Yoko reads|

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

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

2010-04-18T12:40:06+00:00 April 18th, 2010|Yoko reads|

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

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, yoko

2010-04-13T08:28:25+00:00 April 11th, 2010|Yoko reads|

The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon

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 [...]

2010-02-02T04:27:56+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Yoko reads|

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

"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.

2010-06-07T14:25:49+00:00 January 16th, 2010|Interviews & Articles, Yoko reads|

Artists Around the World Come Together To Speak For The Trees

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, [...]

2009-12-12T00:11:37+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Imagine All The People, Yoko reads|