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Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Tired in Tucson

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

We all know about the triumvirate of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n ‘roll.” Having lots of sex and doing drugs can each contribute to a lack of sleep. I recommend as much sex as possible, but not a lot of drugs.

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Marching While Indigenous My experience as a Diné woman at the Women's March on Washington

Liz McKenzie
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Women who found themselves marching with us joked about “being Indian for a day” and then got angry when we asked them to leave because of their disrespect.

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Juan and Ayala - Pyragraph

10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

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The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Frisky in Frisco

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

For some people, some fantasies should remain fantasies. For others, I recommend living the fantasy out, but doing it safely and with wide open eyes and a wide open heart, knowing that we can never really know an experience until we know it.

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Thorn bed by Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

Holding My Own Pain: Making ‘Thorn-bed’

Danila Rumold
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Ocotillo medicine is used to move stagnation. Thus “thorn-bed” has a double meaning suggesting pain, while acting as a remedy for ending the phenomena of being stuck, blocked, or otherwise suffering.

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Brutus - David - Pyragraph

Art is Political Because Life is Political

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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Trump Era Emoticons Just in time for the inauguration!

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

On this inauguration day, illustrator Michael Ellis offers a custom set of emoticons to help get you through the fresh hell that will be the Trump era.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Activist Or Artist?

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I want to create art which reflects my anger and to protest Trump, but then I will not be making the positive art that I originally planned for this year. I don’t want this fascist to be the reason I do anything, but I also don’t want to ignore what is happening around me. Which direction I should take?

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Trump - Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

Are You Ready to Join the Inauguration Day J20 Art Strike? This is your opportunity to show them what for, by not doing things!

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

What better way to protest a cabinet full of ex-Goldman Sachs execs than to deny them the opportunity to buy art for 24 hours or so? Think of the outrage.

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Not fake news - Pyragraph

How I’m Boycotting Fake News on MLK Day

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

That’s right, Trump says John Lewis is all talk and no action or results. To even repeat that line on Martin Luther King Jr. Day makes me feel stabby.

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 1 Comment

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Devastated Soon-to-be-Ex of a Soon-to-be-Woman

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

You no longer have to be with this person who has clearly been struggling with who they are. I would recommend that you explore, discover and decide who YOU are. You are not just a mom, a wife or an ex-wife.

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Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

How to Put On an Event for a Cause The time to act is now

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 1 Comment

Creatives all over the country are looking for ways to activate their communities. If you’re in a similar position, one thing you can do to act now is to put on an event that benefits a cause you care about. I talked with four comedy producers that did just that.

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Trump by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Punk Trump Discussing whether it's worth discussing whether art will be better under Trump

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Of course I want us all to “do the work” and I want us to avoid the ahistorical bullshit that is part and parcel of Making America Great Again. But I also want those who can be saved through art alone to be saved.

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Maraschino Mars - Erica Sparks - Pyragraph

Life After Mars Kindly, there is a rope ladder to ascend

| Austin, Texas US | | 1 Comment

There has been no shortage of wreckage at our feet from this past year and we’ll have to clean it up. There is no getting around that. But kindly, there is a rope ladder to ascend.

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