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An Off-Kilter Liveliness: 12 Questions with David Leavitt

David Leavitt

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

Rio en Medio

“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

Minotaur Shock

“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

Phononoir

“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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Tara McKelvey

“A lot of physicians see this as an outrage that people in the healing profession are involved in interrogations that are intended to do harm.”

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Up-and-Coming Artist: Ash LaRose, Photographer

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Ash LaRose is a Burlington, Vermont-based photographer whose images explore the beauty–and vulnerability–of young women.

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Talking Art with Stephen Carter, Ceramicist

Stephen Carter Art

“I love history. A lot of how I view art has to deal with how art has been involved with history. I look at a lot of old things.”

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Random Truths About… Caribou

“I’m increasingly intolerant of religious fundamentalism of any variety. Irrationality gets under my skin.”

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Random Truths About… Karl Blau

“I don’t have much of an opinion on the music I make. I am more of a catch-and-release type creator. I guess I like the ones best that I’m hands off of.”

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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

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"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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