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It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been

George Eliot writes “It’s never too late to be what you might have been” and a century and a half later, Rebecca Mead, in a New Yorker essay titled Middlemarch and Me tries to find the origin of the quotation, which she first read on a refrigerator magnet.

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Keep the Aspidistra Dying: I’m an Artist Not a Creative Entrepreneur

When you’re a broke-ass-art-person, there’s about million podcasts and blogs and online courses encouraging you to create podcasts and blogs and online courses to help monetize your creative process by sharing it with other artists who, in turn, will create more podcasts and blogs and online courses. It’s time to stop…

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That Time My Fear of Artistic Inauthenticity Met The Fear Doctor

Wherein I face my fear of artistic inauthenticity by visiting The Fear Doctor, Hunter Franks, and getting a prescription for what ails…

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Culture

If You’re Searching for Artistic Relevance, Don’t Start with Google – Start with Fellini

Had an existential crisis today and began worrying about the relevance of my own work but I was able to deflect my crippling self-doubt into an inquiry into the relevance of relevance instead.

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3 Creative Lessons a 24 Hour Musical Can Teach You

My daily schedule is a minefield of playdates, meal-makings and writing deadlines. But in no particular order. And with little consistency week to week, despite the valiant efforts of my editors to at least get my column in on time. They could put me on a train in Mussolini’s Italy with an Underwood under my […]