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Channelling Sophie: Patricia J. DeLois on Bufflehead Sisters

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“There was a time when I wouldn’t have started a novel for fear that I would die before I finished it.”

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Pop Noir: 13 Questions with Martina Topley-Bird

“I was exposed to lots of different kinds of music and culture living in London, and my parents traveled a lot and loved bringing stuff back from their travels. I suppose it’s made me open to non-mainstream music.”

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The New Street Renegades: An Interview with Francesca Gavin

Francesca Gavin contends that the works of today’s street artists are meant to jolt those passing by into an active reality, to turn a passive experience into a conversation, a situation, a happening in which thought is not simply a possible inevitability but a demand of the artist.

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What You’re Talking About is Pure: An Interview with Idaho

“Many of my favorite trees in Los Angeles came from somewhere else. Also something about that city makes you feel like people aren’t supposed to live there.”

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G-rock, Arkansas: An Interview with Novelist John Brandon

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Although John Brandon is an MFA graduate of the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis, while drafting the novel Arkansas, he “worked at a lumber mill, a windshield warehouse, a Coca-Cola distributor, and several small factories producing goods made of rubber and plastic.”

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12 Questions With John Grant of The Czars

“I have a troubled relationship with lyrics.”

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Video Volunteers for Social Change: A Conversation with Jessica Mayberry

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In a global society dominated by corporate media conglomerates and sensationalist news coverage, we forget that underprivileged voices are important not just as means to forwarding various agendas, but as ends in themselves.

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Shifting Scales & the City: An Interview with Jane South

Artist Jane South discusses how her large-scale, wall-mounted constructions explore the "phenomenological experience of architecture."

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Fictional Worlds: An Interview with Susanna Wallumrod

Susanna Wallumrod

“Perfection and music are not necessarily related, I do not wish for the music to be perfect but to move the listener in some way.”

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An Off-Kilter Liveliness: 12 Questions with David Leavitt

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Leavitt’s latest novel is The Indian Clerk, a work of historical fiction about mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan that, according to The New Yorker, demonstrates “how the most meaningful relationships can defy both logic and imagination.”

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A Boy’s Prayer, a Filmmaker’s Passion: An Interview with Director Ilana Trachtman

Director of Praying with Lior talks with Matthew Sorrento

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“The Desert is Full of Silence”: An Interview with Rio en Medio

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“I love poetry, but I can’t stand literariness, if that makes any sense. I think that is what drew me to music and away from writing.”

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Staring Down the Blind Spots: An Interview with Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty

“I think the mother-daughter relationship is endlessly varied and complex, so I’ll never run out of subject matter.”

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Don’t Be a Slave to No Computer: 14 Questions with Minotaur Shock

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“The music I make is primarily based around me sitting in front of a computer tweaking things until my computer decides it doesn’t want to work anymore and crashes…That makes for a pretty dull live show.”

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Scandinavia, Dreams, and Polar Bears: 12 Questions with Phon°noir

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“I am ready to spend weeks on one song until I finally get as close as possible to that vision. Yet, my ways of getting there are rather unpredictable.”

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