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Random Truths About… Brother Reade

Brother Reade

“There are certain records that your first encounter with them have a huge impact, and you can look back and see them as huge turning points. When you make music, I think you’re always subconsciously striving to pay that debt back to the world.”

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In the Studio with Painter Kim Frohsin

Kim Frohsin

San Francisco artist Kim Frohsin talks to Alexandra Tursi about her latest explorations, clears the air about her association with the Bay Area Figurative School, talks about publishing her first book of art, and details the personal relationships that come from working closely with models.

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Random Truths About… Kirby Dominant

Kirby Dominant

“I think music is a beautiful vehicle to teach, thus educating the masses can bring about change.”

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Chasing Cool with Noah Kerner

"Simply chasing cool is really a bad idea; inspired by cool is a great idea…Don’t do it because you research it, do it because you breathe it,"

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Random Truths About… Rudresh Mahanthappa

rudresh mahanthappa

“I’m trying to get back to a carefree creative mindset. It’s hard when the realities of adulthood rear their ugly heads.”

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13 Questions with Steve Parry

Steve Parry

“I believe in terms of feelings about music, music remains constant, fundamental to consciousness. I cannot imagine life without music!”

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Random Truths About… Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

“Music is at the core of that which makes us human.”

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Random Truths About… SJ Esau

SJ Esau

“That’s not a real nipple.”

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Random Truths About… Rusty Santos

Rusty Santos

“It’s the closest thing to a religion for many people I know. With music you get less guilt and violence.”

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Random Truths About… Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons

“Music justifies things very gently, and it combines well with other things to make up one’s public identity.”

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Carolita Johnson, New Yorker Cartoonist

Carolita Johnson portrait

“I’ve always done whatever I can do, and cartooning is one of those things, a natural form of expression after reading all those paperback Charlie Brown books.”

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Richard Ford on The Lay of the Land

richard ford

“You can’t really make the world up–make something more zany than the world is. So, I mean I can’t make anything up that isn’t already superseded by something that already is.”

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Interview with Brooklyn Photographer Amy Stein

Woman and Guns

“I tend to respond to forces around me. In New York, I was feeling really divorced from nature, feeling that I wanted to do a series where I returned to nature, so I decided to explore my feeling of being isolated.”

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Hillary Carlip

Hillary Carlip covered in books

“Just like when I decided to start an all-girl, all ex-con band, or learn how to eat fire, it just felt like it was time to write my memoir.”

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Random Truths About… Anna-Lynne Williams of Trespassers William

Anna-Lynne Williams

“If you can be so passionate about something that you’re a nerd, then that is infectious. But if you like something just to the point of excluding others, then you suck.”

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