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Interviews With Fascinating People From Around The World
  • Sam Childers

    “If you got good people having weapons, then it’s a good thing. If you have bad people having weapons, then it’s a bad thing. In countries that have outlawed guns around the world, it’s a proven fact that only outlaws have them.”     Years before the most viral video of all time, KONY 2012, […]

    23 responses 20 min read March 29, 2013
  • Susan Orlean

    “For a kid, having a Halloween birthday really makes you feel unique, and being a red-head, you are unique…From the time I could think about who I was, I felt that I was not like everyone else.”      Only Halloween could birth one of history’s most successful red-headed writers. With a knack for quirky, […]

    One response 20 min read February 22, 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 20 min read February 1, 2013
  • Cory Doctorow

    “L. Ron Hubbard does not have the neurological excuse for the declining quality of his work. I think it can only be attributed to the fact that he was a colossal asshole.”   Cory Doctorow attended four universities but never completed a degree. Today, the Toronto native is a wildly successful sci-fi writer, journalist, and […]

    No responses 12 min read December 16, 2012
  • Charles Bowden

    “I got messages, threats, delivered two or three times. You never take those seriously. The people who are going to kill you don’t send messages, they send bullets.”     Patagonia, Arizona boasts one the best bird watching experiences in the world. It’s a place American writer Charles Bowden loves to frequent. When I reach him by phone […]

    2 responses 28 min read December 7, 2012
  • Jane Goodall

    “When everybody laughed at me for wanting to go to Africa and live with animals, my mother always said, ‘If you really want something and never give up you’ll always find a way.’”   Every time Jane Goodall delivers a speech she always begins with a chimpanzee greeting. Regardless of her audience – it could […]

    No responses 11 min read October 4, 2012
  • 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 22 min read 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 25 min read 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 19 min read July 27, 2012