Capitol Riot - Pyragraph

Dear Trump Supporters

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Let me start by acknowledging the fact that I never thought I would be this upset by an angry mob storming the Capitol. I mean, isn’t that the ultimate American dream? Name one person in this country who has never at some point in their life thought to themselves, “Ya know what we oughta do? We oughta go down and storm the Capitol. Show those lawmakers who’s boss.”

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Southwestness Holiday Bingo card designed by Samantha Anne Carillo - Pyragraph

Heading Southwestness Editor/publisher Samantha Anne Carrillo on hyping the hyperlocal and rejecting boredom in her own indie publication

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Southwestness publisher/editor Samatha Anne Carrillo shares the worldview and inspirations that drive her work: “In the real world, facts exist and science is real. … Since Southwestness is my own site, I have the freedom to report on our corner of the world based on my own perception of the world. There’s no question that this perception is still evolving and thank goodness for that!”

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Political signs - Pyragraph

Signs of the Times Billy McCall tracks the shifting social acceptability of political signage

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Understanding social acceptability is important when creating art in the public sphere, such as political signs, street art and graffiti. Every time and place has its own set of rules.

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Penrose Substitution by Jared Tarbell - Pyragraph

Background Art: ‘Penrose Substitution’ by Jared Tarbell

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Our current background image is “Penrose Substitution” by Jared Tarbell. Tarbell is a generative artist who explores the life-like emergent qualities of generative systems.

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Dr. Lee Francis IV (L) with Jaclyn Roessel in front of Red Planet Books & Comics - Pyragraph

Clown Fish of the Lit Ecosystem Lee Francis of Red Planet Books & Comics on finding his niche

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Entrepreneur Lee Francis is the “Indiginerd” mastermind behind Indigenous Comic Con (aka IndigiPop X) and Red Planet Books & Comics. Dr. Francis dishes on cultivating Indiginerds, supporting community and how his niche bookstore thrives in the retail ocean.

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YOU and Liberty - Pyragraph.com

Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay? Up-to-date guidance and links aplenty to help you make your vote count

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We’ve got to focus. We are at a point before the election where the actions of the next few weeks have the potential to impact our lives — and the lives of immigrants, children and the disenfranchised, as well as our allies and others around the world — for years to come.

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Reza Dalvand illustration - Pyragraph

Knowing the World Through Art: Inspired by Iranian Illustrators

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For the last few years, I kept checking for accessible foreign editions of some of these books. I reached out directly to Reza Dalvand, the illustrator of Ace, who put me in touch with his publisher in Iran.

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Strange Magic's Javier Romero - Pyragraph

Javier Romero Intends to Give a Damn A chat with the force behind Strange Magic about new release Melatonin Doomsday Blues

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

Strange Magic’s Javier Romero shares his solo project’s evolution, how his new album holds up to pandemic realities, and how he keeps track of hundreds of “mumble jams” to feed his songwriting.

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Ayanna Denise Skin - Pyragraph

Building a Wellness Business that’s More than Skin Deep Self-Employed Spotlight on Ayanna D.N. Freeman, Creator of Ayanna Denise Skin

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Ayanna D.N. Freeman explains how she went from having no idea her destiny was in skincare to launching and nurturing her own successful brand.

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THE CANCELED SHOWS 5: Jalessa Blackshear, Fast Heart Mart, La Leif, Jack Evan Johnson, I Know Billy

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THE CANCELED SHOWS 5 includes footage from a BLM demonstration, sights/sounds from the UK, a Nashville rocker and a banjo-pickin song about an alien recorded in a sewer drain, apparently.

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Movement for Mercy Project, Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts - Pyragraph

Reflecting Me: Movement for Mercy and Where Change Begins

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Movement for Mercy is a live dance performance which honors the intersections of experiences and shared history throughout our community.

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Zahra Marwan, Burning the Anguish - Pyragraph

Circumstantially Free

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“Zahra, where is that from…oh, did you know that Iraq invaded Kuwait?” “Yes, I was there.” He asked what my thoughts about the Taliban were, twice.

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