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Dear Little Bobby: Procrastinating Artist

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

I am inspired by artists who say “I’m going to write or paint this weekend” without regard to “what” they are going to write or paint. Sometimes we just have to put brush to canvas, without being attached to the result.

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But What About the Revolution? Anyone can be Pussy Riot

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

A society in which not all members are free is not truly a free society. Pussy Riot understands that and Pussy Riot stands in resistance. They stand for resistance.

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Dear Little Bobby: Depressed About Politics

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

I want to work on making things better, by voting, by talking about this stuff online and in person, by recognizing my white male privilege and not abusing it, by being a vegetarian, because “human privilege” exists too (and I know that the way we treat animals reflects how we treat each other).

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The Career of Being Myself

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Guest Blogger Meredith Graves shares: “I swim, because I would rather persist than drown, and because I know that since I am my own life raft, once in awhile, when the rapids abate, I can kick up my heels and float.”

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How to Keep Doing Comedy When You Can’t Get Up On Stage

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

Can’t get to the mic? Can’t make it out to shows? You still wanna be a comic? Well then, my friend, it’s time to pitch in and help out the comedy community.

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Four Hurdles of a Professional Photographer

Adam Rubinstein
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Photography, by definition, requires gear. Certain types of photography, such as low-light events or high-value real estate, require expensive gear. You canʼt pay for your expensive gear with retweets and Facebook shares.

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Dear Rich: Can I Make ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Action Figures?

Rich Stim
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Normally you would need two permissions to sell movie action figures: permission from the copyright owner of the movie, and permission from the actor (referred to as publicity rights). Because Night of the Living Dead is public domain, there is no copyright owner from whom you’ll need permission. However, you would need permission from the actors.

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How Picture Books Make Us Better People

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

Babar the elephant and Curious George are old friends. They were some of the first people we grew to know. They might not be real people, but they were some of our first ideas of people.

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Music Video Showcase: ‘Fat Faded Fuck Face’ by Die Antwoord

Jeremy Shattuck
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

The song’s lyrics follow the long tradition of smack talkers and lyrical braggarts, touching on important issues like partying, hangovers, haters and stupid fans. Just some of the classics, really.

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Dear Little Bobby: ‘Bad Touch Uncle’ Creeps Me Out

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

If you are getting a “very creepy vibe” off this guy, if other women are saying he makes them “very uncomfortable,” if you are “scared for” your aunt, then what the hell are you waiting for? The Rapture? I would suggest that you immediately intervene.

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How the Travel Ban Impacts Our International Theater Festival, Artists and Humanity

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Guest Blogger Juli Hendren: “Artists are not insignificant trinkets that people can take or leave. Artists reflect the world. They tell our stories. They bring us together. They show us what we have done and what we can do. They empower us. They teach us.”

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Watering the Seeds of Failure

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Keshet’s Carolyn Tobias asks: How do we water the seeds of failure to have that pain actually produce something valuable? Learning is a verb; an action; a continual process. Learning from failure is actively choosing to see each failure as the beginning, and not the end.

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The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Arts Luddite

| Idaho, US | | 0 Comments

I was a bookish, literarily-devout writing major. The type who read prose poems and flash fiction anthologies in the corner at parties, that sort of thing. And though I wouldn’t have admitted it then, one of the reasons I didn’t own a smartphone was because I was afraid of it.

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Dear Little Bobby: Problems with Pussycats

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

I think the larger picture is the more important issue. Are you sabotaging relationships? Are you letting some kittens sabotage your relationships? If it is true that you “date a lot of women,” maybe there is something else going on, maybe something much more.

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Dear Rich: Can I Quote Hemingway or Dickens in a Stage Play?

Rich Stim
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Borrowing just a few passages, combined with a transformative purpose (a fictional character’s quoting of Hemingway) makes your stage play a good candidate for fair use. The trouble with our analysis is that only a court can substantiate a fair use claim.

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So You’ve Got a White Supremacist in the Audience

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

Staying silent is a way of obeying the rules and protecting yourself while doing nothing to address the bigotry on display in front of you. Every day that a bigot thinks they can get away with their hatred in public is another day they can influence others to their way of thinking.

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