12/03/2010 04:37 pm ET Updated May 26, 2011

Yoko Ono: On Chocolate, Kimchi and Why Begging Is A State Of Mind

Artist Yoko Ono is known not only as John Lennon's widow--from their wedding in 1969 until his murder on the steps of the Dakota in 1980, they were arguably the most famous couple in the world--but also for her pioneering work in music, film and avant-garde art, as well as for her philanthropic contributions and peace projects. Organizations that have benefited from her generosity include the United Nations and Mayors for Peace. Lennon would have turned 70 this year; although Ono's time on earth with him was cut short, their story lives on as inspiration about the power of love and peace.