22 August 2018

Writer Gillian Flynn with black cat

Writers and their cats

Gillian Flynn (photo credit: Peter Hoffman/Redux).

21 August 2018

Joe Strummer

"[T]he toughest thing is facing yourself. Being honest with yourself, that's much tougher than beating someone up. That's what I call tough."

Happy birthday, Joe Strummer. (Photo by Janette Beckman.)

13 August 2018

Philip Barlow's painting One Way

Philip Barlow

One Way, oil on canvas, 47 x 47 inches.

9 August 2018

Filmmaker Chloé Zhao on Terrence Malick's The New World.

"There is something beyond the screen that he is allowing you to feel."

4 August 2018

How to Build a Creative Habit

"Creativity is not magic. It’s a habit you practice, built upon a mix of curiosity, passion, and determination."

30 July 2018

Quote from Isamu Noguchi.

28 July 2018

A post shared by Jen Myers (@antiheroine) on

A bit of raw video I shot last weekend at House on the Rock. More (edited) coming soon.

23 July 2018

Raymond Chandler

“Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.”

Happy birthday, Raymond Chandler.

23 July 2018

Amy Winehouse died seven years ago today.

16 July 2018

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