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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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The Numbers: Why I No Longer Show My Work

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

There will be no wine. There will be no cheese. Some of them will check it out of the library. Some of them will buy it at a flea market or a garage sale. Some of them will get is as a present from their grandparents. If that’s a compromise, I’m OK with that.

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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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Dear Little Bobby: Playing for Pennies

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

I’m a musician trying to decide how much I can afford to spend on instruments, renting a practice space, going on tour, and the rest. Sometimes it gives me anxiety and causes stress between me and my partner. How much is too much to spend on my art?

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What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

Pyragraph Staff
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Sean: “I really love ambient and post-classical music, and I listen to a ton of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid and things like that. I was able to see synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani a few months ago and it was mindblowing.”

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Dear Rich: Are ‘Alternative Facts’ Protected Under Copyright Law?

Rich Stim
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Like Vandelay Industries and the Bond of Blood charm, alternative facts (i.e. massive voter fraud in New Hampshire) are created facts, not discovered, and therefore demonstrate the minimum of originality.

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He Will Not Divide Us Shia LaBeouf's Trump resistance installation relocates to Albuquerque

Rusty Rutherford
| Albuquerque, NM, USA | | 0 Comments

As I turned the corner, I noticed a lone man fidgeting with something under the text. As I got closer I realized that lone man was Shia LaBeouf himself. I asked how long he was going to be here and he said, “Until that motherfucker’s out of office.”

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My Five Favorite Podcasts for Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Rusty Rutherford
| Albuquerque, NM, USA | | 0 Comments

Driving across the country solo can be one of the loneliest parts of the life of a comedian, but the open road has recently become one of my favorite job perks. Letting the thoughts flow with the asphalt has the power to put me in the zen state I need for my creativity to come alive—and podcasts can really help.

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Dear Little Bobby: Feeling Pessimistic in the USA

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

How about acting out the fantasies that you only dreamed of during “The Before Time” (which is how I think we will soon be referring to everything that happened prior to January 20, 2017)?

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Why I Won’t Tour Anymore Hutch Harris of The Thermals says he is too old for this shit

Guest Blogger
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Hutch Harris of The Thermals: Part of being an artist is being constantly unsatisfied. It’s what keeps us going. It is through art that we are able to process sadness and search for happiness.

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Dear Rich: How Do I Copyright a Children’s Book?

Rich Stim
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Although registration is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended. Anyone who owns all or part of the rights that make up a work’s copyright may register that work.

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Technology and Career Trends for Artists in 2017 and Beyond

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The future looms large before us and it is our responsibility as artists to advocate for ourselves. We must advocate for our continued importance and relevance in such politically uncertain times. We must advocate for increased fusion of art and science, since an interdisciplinary understanding of the world has always been more thorough and enlightening.

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My Perception of My Perception

Tabatha Shaun
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

There’s a saying you’ll hear all over the arts world that goes, “If you like anything else, do that instead.” It can mean whatever you want it to. For me, it meant, “If you do something else, it’s because you failed at acting.”

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Dear Little Bobby: Non-Metal Maiden

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

My boyfriend has recently started a band with his friends. Unfortunately it is heavy metal. Not only do the practices disrupt our home life but they recently had their first show and I kinda hated it. What should I do? Tell him and hurt his feelings, or keep lying to him?

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When and How Often to Take a Chill Pill

Dani Alvarez
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

If I look tired, I probably am, and therefore I am either: A) grumpy or, B) not wearing eyeliner, and well, screw you either way. If I am angry or anxious, maybe I have my reasons, and a chill pill isn’t what I need.

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Dear Rich: Do I Have to Pay to Use Pre-Installed Fonts?

Rich Stim
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I have used these fonts extensively for my consulting work to produce reports, many of which are available as PDFs (with font embedded) online. I recently read that I may need to pay for the rights to these fonts.

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