• Teju Cole “Everybody reads, but I read like a maniac. I go deep down inside the text and bind it into my heart so that it has an influence on my own writing. When I write a piece, I am making myself so close to the language that it is super intense and super exhausting.”     In […] One response October 7, 2013
  • Andy Gill “One of the things that isn’t right about music at the moment is that it’s often too backward looking and referential. I think people should be looking to invent new things.”   He’s been called the post-punk Hendrix. For like his acid-induced predecessor, the spiky, sporadic sounds that reverberated from Andy Gill’s guitar influenced a […] No responses August 1, 2013
  • Jim Jinkins   “I’m happy to have been a pre-computer kid…There was a whole lot of down time when we had to entertain ourselves, and I think that’s what helped me think of these stories.”   An awkward edge around love interests. A wild imagination. A desire to fit in. A penchant for adventure. There is something […] 6 responses February 1, 2013
  • Jill Greenberg       “Political art, or any art, that has a message isn’t going to fix anything, but it might remind people that these things are out there.”     Few artists get to toggle a line between working for the man and working against the man. Photographer Jill Greenberg, however, has built a career […] One response September 21, 2012
  • Milton Glaser   “The best artists work out of the desire to produce beauty, otherwise it’s not real and something else. This intertwining of money, power, and status is a corruption of purpose.”   You may not recognize the name Milton Glaser, but you would most certainly recognize his art. In 1975, Glaser created what is, perhaps, […] 4 responses August 17, 2012
  • Sheila E.     “I used to play until my hands would bleed… It got to the point where I had to warm up on a concrete wall, or a surface that was very strong, so that I could numb my hands before I went on stage because it was that painful.”     Her hands are […] No responses July 27, 2012
  • Shad “Any life that revolves around me, inevitably makes me sad. That’s one curious thing I’ve noticed…What that tells me is that, most times, happiness comes from being able to forget yourself.”    Within today’s mainstream hip-hop culture Shad K is an outlier.  He shy’s away from the spotlight, he refuses to compromise his religion in […] 2 responses November 25, 2011
  • Malice “Who wants to do this? I never wanted to put out  my story like this … but I was so convicted by this experience I knew it was a must. I’d much rather look cool to the public, but I had to take my cool off and say, “this happened to me.” B y profession and […] No responses October 15, 2011
  • Henry Rollins “My prolific and deeply flawed utterances over the decades may have perhaps found a resonance with others who can sift through the run-on sentences, and tense inconsistencies to dig where I am coming from. Perhaps they can see that they are not the only one who feels frequently out of step with the rest of […] No responses July 16, 2011