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December 3, 2021
Writer Atticus Lish on doing what it takes to finish the work
December 2, 2021
Visual artist Cynthia Daignault on not commodifying your art
December 1, 2021
Singer and producer Channel Tres on being yourself
November 30, 2021
Artist and writer Sophia Giovannitti on setting clear boundaries in what you make
November 29, 2021
Sound artist Sheryl Cheung on the creative potential of active listening
November 24, 2021
Filmmaker Hal Hartley on maintaining control over the work you make
November 23, 2021
Musician and author Michelle Zauner on finding ways to keep going
November 22, 2021
Writer Beth Morgan on knowing when to share your work
November 19, 2021
Writer and comedian Julie Klausner on the joy of receiving feedback
November 18, 2021
Writer and forester Peter Wohlleben on what nature can teach us about creativity
November 17, 2021
Musician Nandi Rose on what you can learn from solitude
November 16, 2021
Graphic designer Bráulio Amado on throwing what you’ve learned out the window
November 15, 2021
Musician Taylor Vick on finding inspiration in solitude and community
November 12, 2021
Journalist and game creator Geoffrey Gray on finding the time to do what you want to do
November 11, 2021
Screenwriter, director, and producer Iyabo Boyd on making things happen for yourself
November 9, 2021
Curator and writer Gerardo Contreras on the occasional pain of the creative process
November 8, 2021
Artist and healer Sarah Martinus on relearning what you knew as a child
November 5, 2021
Writer Rachel Yoder on pushing forward no matter what
November 4, 2021
Musician Noah Weinman on making work to connect with the world around you
November 3, 2021
Designer Zeynab Izadyar on creative work as therapeutic release
November 2, 2021
Visual artist James R. Eads on making work for yourself and for everybody
November 1, 2021
Writer Alicia Kennedy on taking yourself seriously
October 29, 2021
Television writer and showrunner Sera Gamble on diving into what scares you
October 28, 2021
Visual artist Jordan Casteel on finding the perfect balance
October 27, 2021
Writer Dan Ozzi on finding your audience
October 26, 2021
Tarot author Jessica Dore on valuing what you already know
October 25, 2021
Musician, producer, and label owner Joakim on how everything you make helps you progress
October 22, 2021
Writer and musician Ben Fama on learning from what you make
October 21, 2021
Visual artist Ashley Teamer on building spaces, objects, and experiences that bring people together
October 20, 2021
Hanif Abdurraqib on the writer as archivist
October 19, 2021
Tattoo artists Angel Garcia and Samantha Rehark on surrendering to your subconscious
October 18, 2021
Musician and visual artist Jess Viscius on staying true to yourself across all your creative outlets
October 15, 2021
Composer Danny Elfman on not being afraid of failure
October 14, 2021
Artist Yu Cheng-Ta on adapting the value of art
October 13, 2021
Worker-owned studio Partners & Partners on building tools for better worlds
October 12, 2021
Musician and neuroscientist QUALIATIK on cultivating your own resources
October 11, 2021
Creative director and educator Josué Rivas on healing your inner child through your work
October 8, 2021
Artist and composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe on embracing the unknown
October 7, 2021
Visual artist Kerry St. Laurent on finding ways to keep going
October 6, 2021
Writer and bookseller Aimee Ballinger on failing and succeeding in working in the arts
October 5, 2021
Game designer and storyteller Zain Memon on charting your own course
October 4, 2021
Producer and musician Sarah Tudzin on valuing your worth as an artist
October 1, 2021
serpentwithfeet on the importance of understanding yourself better than anyone else
September 30, 2021
Sandra Bernhard on embracing your mistakes
September 29, 2021
Philip Glass on controlling your output and getting paid for what you make
September 28, 2021
Björk on nature and technology
September 27, 2021
Eileen Myles on writing and social media
September 24, 2021
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese on turning your passions into a career
September 23, 2021
Visual artist Gavin Turk on recycling ideas in your work
September 22, 2021
Rapper Fat Tony on taking the time to sound like yourself
September 21, 2021
Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva on how creative work reminds us we're alive
September 20, 2021
Writer Casey Gerald on being available for the work you were meant to do
September 17, 2021
Poet Megan Fernandes on reimagining what success means
September 15, 2021
Filmmakers Emily Collins and Nathan Fitch on embracing experience rather than chasing success
September 15, 2021
Writer Maggie Nelson on working with and against constraints
September 14, 2021
Curator Wendy Yao on channeling your artistic enthusiasm into flexible forms
September 14, 2021
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September 13, 2021
Musician and educator King Britt on how goals and expectations change along with you
September 10, 2021
Musician Gia Margaret on seeing your ideas through
September 9, 2021
New Media-Strategist Christine Mai Nguyen on the pleasure of switching things up
September 8, 2021
Musician Louis Carnell on remembering why you do what you do
September 7, 2021
Illustrator and author Michelle Rial on creating work while living with chronic pain
September 3, 2021
Musician Jon Mueller on the satisfaction of small audiences and simple ideas
September 2, 2021
Visual artist and DJ Azikiwe Mohammed on being a steward to art and music
September 1, 2021
Poet and DIY gallerist Sommer Browning on aligning your life with the things you find important
August 31, 2021
Poet Eloisa Amezcua on valuing enthusiasm over perfection
August 30, 2021
Musician Jasamine White-Gluz on building self-confidence over time
August 27, 2021
Book editor and organizer Danny Vazquez on questioning the structure of your creative industry
August 26, 2021
Writer Nicola Maye Goldberg on always listening
August 25, 2021
Writer Alexandra Kleeman on making people feel things
August 24, 2021
Musician Claire Rousay on documenting everything around you
August 23, 2021
Artist and arts manager Shey Rivera Ríos on experimenting, failing, and growing
August 20, 2021
Writer Elle Nash on creating a place outside your everyday
August 19, 2021
Guide:
A Guide for Co-Creating Access & Inclusion (A guide by Taeyoon Choi)
August 18, 2021
Writer and critic Daisy Alioto on getting your work out into the world
August 17, 2021
Poet and professor Ross Gay on abandoning capitalistic achievement to seek the freedom of play
August 16, 2021
Essay:
A pep talk for doing it yourself
August 12, 2021
Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland on creating community when we’re physically separated
August 11, 2021
Eve Ewing on challenging your own ideas of failure
August 10, 2021
Tschabalala Self on not being afraid of hard work
August 9, 2021
Musician Erin Birgy on how friendship fits into the creative process
August 6, 2021
Musician and artist Lido Pimienta on the discipline and patience it takes to make creative work
August 5, 2021
Photographer and cultural producer Heryte Tefery Tequame on leaving a trace
August 4, 2021
Authors and podcasters Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman on how friends can do business together
August 3, 2021
Writer Kristen Arnett on knowing where to start
August 2, 2021
Musicians Noah Yoo and Sedona Schat (Cafuné) on making things you believe in
July 30, 2021
Writer and editor Daniel Lukes on working towards openness in a community
July 29, 2021
Musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on following an unconventional path
July 28, 2021
Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw on creating things that resonate with you
July 27, 2021
Writer and visual artist Larissa Pham on growing an idea
July 26, 2021
Chef and restaurateur Eric See on running a business with integrity
July 23, 2021
Writer Jackie Ess on making work that doesn't fit neatly into categories
July 22, 2021
Musician Max Collins on not hinging your identity on success
July 21, 2021
Composer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri on the transformative nature of creative work
July 20, 2021
Portrait artist and filmmaker Catalina Kulczar on how everything is connected
July 19, 2021
Musician Lucy Dacus on being true to yourself
July 16, 2021
Writer and entrepreneur Francesca Cavallo on trusting in your journey
July 15, 2021
Cognitive neuroscientist, writer, and dancer Fernanda Perez-Gay Juárez on competition and failure
July 14, 2021
Amplifier’s Cleo Barnett and Aaron Huey on turning up marginalized voices with activist art
July 13, 2021
Music video director Sophie Muller on making the things you'd want to see
July 12, 2021
Designers and Reframd co-founders Ackeem Ngwenya and Shariff Vreugd on creating what doesn't exist
July 9, 2021
Musician and Dream Create Inspire Tour co-founder Wayne Watts on connecting creative communities
July 8, 2021
Writer Lucy Ives on committing to your creative work
July 7, 2021
Painter Malte Fritzlar on learning to trust yourself
July 6, 2021
Musician Taja Cheek on the benefits of keeping your day job
July 2, 2021
Musician and author Ned Russin on removing the wall between artist and listener
July 1, 2021
Audio documentarian and artist James T. Green on finding healthier ways to work
June 30, 2021
Writer Jessica Hopper on continually refining what you do
June 29, 2021
Podcaster and musician Hrishikesh Hirway on the power of curiosity
June 28, 2021
Embroiderer Danielle Clough on embracing boredom as a creative force
June 25, 2021
Writer and editor Gordon Lish on maintaining your focus
June 24, 2021
Musician Anjimile Chithambo on understanding what inspires you
June 23, 2021
Author and illustrator Jonny Sun on writing as an act of discovery
June 22, 2021
Writer Ashley C. Ford on being honest about what you have the time to do
June 21, 2021
Sculptor Gracelee Lawrence on striking the right balance
June 18, 2021
Poet Aja Monet on the power of showing up and speaking your truth
June 17, 2021
Filmmaker Natalia Almada on how to follow through on your vision
June 16, 2021
Musician Adam Vallely on taking ego out of your process
June 15, 2021
Writer and visual artist Leanne Shapton on balancing personal and professional work
June 14, 2021
Spoken word artist and musician Lydia Lunch on making the most of your time
June 11, 2021
Artist and Creative Director Xavier Teo on not being one-dimensional
June 10, 2021
Writer André Aciman on knowing when a project is done
June 9, 2021
Visual artist Theresa Chromati on how your work can push you to where you need to be
June 8, 2021
Game developers Tanya DePass and B. Dave Walters on making your own rules
June 7, 2021
Comedian Cat Cohen on trying to detach from external validation
June 4, 2021
Artist Katherine Ball on striving to remain an amateur
June 3, 2021
Designer, illustrator, and Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan on finding harmony in your daily life and creative work
June 2, 2021
Writer Sabrina Orah Mark on making space for the impossible
May 28, 2021
Entrepreneur and community organizer Zenat Begum on knowing when to slow down
May 27, 2021
Rapper and writer Cadence Weapon on being intentional in your work
May 26, 2021
Chef Woldy Kusina on approaching your work with honesty
May 25, 2021
Musician Jlin on learning from failure
May 24, 2021
Theater maker Modesto Flako Jimenez on not being afraid to challenge your audience
May 21, 2021
Poet José Olivarez on having compassion towards your rough drafts
May 20, 2021
Writer, teacher, and organizer Anjali Enjeti on learning about yourself through your work
May 19, 2021
Multimedia designer and artist Qiong Li on the value of being alone
May 18, 2021
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Sober 21
May 18, 2021
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Sober 21

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May 17, 2021
Writer Emily Segal on not being afraid to start something new
May 14, 2021
Cartoonist Jeff Smith on letting your imagination roam free
May 13, 2021
Composer and performer Kamala Sankaram on the benefits of sharing your work
May 12, 2021
Photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally on engaging with the world through your work
May 11, 2021
Filmmaker Christina Choe on not giving up
May 10, 2021
Musician Matt Sweeney on maintaining creative relationships
May 7, 2021
Adult star and author Joanna Angel on not being afraid to challenge yourself creatively
May 6, 2021
Musician and producer Big Boi on using your time wisely
May 5, 2021
Composer Arooj Aftab on collaboration as an ongoing conversation
May 4, 2021
Artist and theater maker Kaneza Schaal on creating the things you want to see in the world
May 3, 2021
Podcast producer and filmmaker Mark Pagán on remembering the first thing that made you proud
April 30, 2021
Musician Mia Doi Todd on working at your own pace
April 29, 2021
Artist Nic Annette Miller on being mindful of your needs
April 28, 2021
Cartoonist and illustrator Adrian Tomine on being open to new approaches
April 27, 2021
Poet Layli Long Soldier on overcoming the anxiety of making creative work
April 26, 2021
Designer and Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson on staying curious
April 22, 2021
Visual artist Lita Albuquerque on staying grounded in the moment
April 21, 2021
Writer and performer Andrea Werhun on creating your own platform
April 20, 2021
Visual artist and healer Tabita Rezaire on the infinite flow of creative energy
April 19, 2021
Writer Lauren Oyler on being proud of your work
April 16, 2021
Designer Céline Semaan on not wasting your skills
April 15, 2021
Filmmaker Derek Nguyen on knowing when you're ready
April 14, 2021
Podcaster and writer Katie Dalebout on slowing down and showing up
April 13, 2021
Chef and artist Yuri Nomura on finding your theme
April 12, 2021
Musician Buck Meek on healing through the creative process
April 9, 2021
Musician Tyler Bussey on learning about yourself through collaboration
April 8, 2021
Filmmaker Sandi Tan on finding resources in unexpected places
April 7, 2021
Artists and worldbuilders Kahn and Selesnick on the benefits of a longtime collaboration
April 6, 2021
Writer Sarah Gerard on learning to trust your intuition
April 5, 2021
Artist and designer Serge Mouangue on creating because you truly need to
April 2, 2021
Artist Monica Narula on the creative process as a continuous flow
April 1, 2021
Artist Sougwen Chung on the collaborative space between humans and non-humans
March 31, 2021
Writer Matthew Salesses on asking questions instead of offering suggestions
March 30, 2021
Sally Wen Mao on why honesty is more important than success
March 29, 2021
Smell researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas on scaling down to scale up
March 26, 2021
Artist Ileen Kaplan on learning to become freer in your work
March 25, 2021
Novelist R.O. Kwon on pushing yourself until you get it right
March 24, 2021
Musician Lee Buford on maximizing your limitations
March 23, 2021
Poet Ada Limón on making work that matters
March 22, 2021
Artist and freshwater ecologist Christina Gruber on care and listening as a practice
March 19, 2021
Artist and fantasy architect and builder Lauren Halsey on being of service in your creative work
March 18, 2021
Musician Angélica Negrón on embracing all your work as one
March 17, 2021
Music and film writer Lesley Chow on being inspired to write your first book
March 16, 2021
Heather Benjamin on challenging yourself in your work
March 15, 2021
Comic book illustrator Khary Randolph and comic book writer Brandon Thomas on finding the perfect collaborator
March 12, 2021
Natalie Diaz on the physicality of writing
March 11, 2021
Visual artist Vibha Galhotra on finding power in the everyday
March 10, 2021
Poet and professor Donika Kelly on learning to prioritize your curiosity and joy
March 9, 2021
Artist Chitra Ganesh on the value of process and what success actually means
March 8, 2021
Composer Christopher Tin on music’s role in saving the world
March 5, 2021
Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi on being brutally honest in your life and your work
March 4, 2021
Visual artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo on taking notes on life
March 3, 2021
Author and philosopher Senthuran Varatharajah on what writing is and what it does to us
March 2, 2021
Photographer Paul Sepuya on finding your form
March 1, 2021
Artist and fine art printer Leslie Diuguid on working against the establishment
February 26, 2021
Visual artist Erika Ranee on what you can learn through moments of frustration
February 25, 2021
Musician Sarah Beth Tomberlin on the joy that comes from making work you believe in
February 24, 2021
Publisher and educator Estrella Bonilla on the power of observation
February 23, 2021
Heather McGhee on creativity and politics
February 22, 2021
Tattoo artist Jalen Frizzell on checking in with yourself
February 19, 2021
Designer and entrepreneur Humberto Leon on letting something end to begin something new
February 18, 2021
Artist Maia Ruth Lee on working intuitively
February 17, 2021
Musician and producer Jam City on feeling productive without feeling rushed
February 12, 2021
Writer B.R. Yeager on creating new forms to contain new worlds
February 11, 2021
Vagabon on building a career through word of mouth
February 10, 2021
Actor, writer, and filmmaker Sarah Ramos on fandom as a source of creativity
February 8, 2021
In Conversation: Musicians Meg Duffy and Jenn Wasner on learning to embrace your successes
February 5, 2021
Musician Greg Puciato on always keeping yourself open to new ideas
February 4, 2021
Visual artist Paula Wilson on being mindful of where we put our attention
February 3, 2021
Saidiya Hartman on working with archives
February 2, 2021
Musician Simón Mejía on reflecting your surroundings in your work
February 1, 2021
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on redefining your idea of what it means to be successful
January 29, 2021
Illustrator and art director Na Kim on good design, avoiding trends, and staying creatively engaged
January 28, 2021
Visual artist Chiffon Thomas on learning about yourself and the world through making work
January 27, 2021
Artist and Kickstarter founder Perry Chen on the boundlessness of art
January 26, 2021
Henry Rollins on defining success
January 25, 2021
Author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore on writing in order to stay alive
January 22, 2021
Guide:
How to make your home and workspace fuel your creativity (A guide by Stephanie Diamond)
January 21, 2021
Author Shy Watson on writing what's true to your experience
January 20, 2021
Guide:
How to balance full-time work with creative projects (A guide by Jeffrey Silverstein)
January 19, 2021
DJs and label heads Eris Drew and Octo Octa on finding magic in the everyday
January 15, 2021
Ryuichi Sakamoto on how your work changes as you get older
January 14, 2021
Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan on working on both sides of the camera
January 13, 2021
Artists and chefs Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo on how failure is fluid
January 12, 2021
YouTube creator Rachel Nguyen on feeding and releasing the ego
January 11, 2021
Musician and composer William Basinski on doing the work
January 8, 2021
Writer Mary H.K. Choi on sustaining a creative metabolism
January 7, 2021
Angela Pilgrim on creating work in your own voice
January 6, 2021
Musician and artist Lillie West on letting things go, learning positivity, and embracing the opportunity to reset
January 5, 2021
Eileen Myles on performance, landscape, and vernacular
January 4, 2021
Mindy Seu on making the things you want to see
December 23, 2020
Essay:
A Soft Manifesto
December 22, 2020
Musician, label owner, and producer Suzi Analogue on trusting your process
December 21, 2020
Musician and photographer Felix K Walworth on creating in private
December 18, 2020
Artist Stacy Renee Morrison on using photography to create what you can't see
December 17, 2020
Doreen St. Félix on entering the world of criticism
December 16, 2020
Label Founder Todd Hyman on keeping an indie running for over 21 years
December 15, 2020
Patty Yumi Cottrell on urgency
December 14, 2020
Musician Jeremy Bolm on facing life through your art
December 11, 2020
Poet and musician Elaine Kahn on giving yourself permission
December 10, 2020
Multidisciplinary artist Charlie Valentine on having faith in yourself and your abilities
December 9, 2020
Musician and producer Camilo Lara on not being afraid to say "yes"
December 8, 2020
Durga Chew-Bose on the power of uncertainty
December 7, 2020
Photographer Hope Mora on paying attention
December 4, 2020
Musician Brann Dailor on using art to cope with difficult times
December 3, 2020
Musician and writer Rita Indiana on finding success on your own terms
December 2, 2020
Dancer and writer Marlee Grace on how to be productive without burning out
December 1, 2020
Erin Markey on trusting yourself
November 30, 2020
Historian and writer Edna Bonhomme on questioning dominant narratives
November 27, 2020
Writer Esmé Weijun Wang on working with limitations
November 25, 2020
Curators Amanda Contrada and Terence Trouillot on making an online exhibition useful
November 24, 2020
Comedian Mitra Jouhari on learning what you can and can’t control
November 23, 2020
Musician Sen Morimoto on free exploration and expression
November 20, 2020
Actor and writer Brennan Lee Mulligan on balancing art and stamina
November 19, 2020
Visual artist Mariana Castillo Deball on thinking about your creative process like detective work
November 18, 2020
Musician Steve Von Till on not sabotaging your creativity
November 17, 2020
Photographer Delphine Diallo on staying true to your vision
November 16, 2020
Chef, entrepreneur, and podcaster Esther Choi on balancing authenticity and accessibility
November 13, 2020
Musician Katie Harkin on doing it yourself
November 12, 2020
Precious Okoyomon on finding poetry in everything
November 11, 2020
Artist and educator Angel Abreu on how you make history every day
November 10, 2020
Erin Christovale on curating
November 9, 2020
Composer and performer Meredith Monk on connecting to the joy and love of doing
November 6, 2020
Artist Allison Janae Hamilton on the infinite possibilities of landscape
November 5, 2020
Visual engineer Steve Giralt on learning from everything you do
November 4, 2020
Podcaster and screenwriter Sharon Mashihi on not shutting yourself down
November 3, 2020
Journalist and "professional problem solver" Gabriella Gómez-Mont on taking a creative approach to government
November 2, 2020
Filmmaker Sylvie Weber on the beauty of allowing things to happen organically
October 29, 2020
Nikki Giovanni on trusting your own voice
October 28, 2020
Game designer Geoffrey Cullop on changing the rules of play
October 27, 2020
Yumna Al-Arashi on staying focused
October 26, 2020
Musician Domenic Palermo on completing and releasing creative work in difficult times
October 23, 2020
Musician Sarah Davachi on connecting your work to what came before you
October 22, 2020
Naama Tsabar on taking control of your process
October 21, 2020
Musician and author Jeff Tweedy on learning to trust yourself
October 20, 2020
Visual artist Moshtari Hilal on compensation and visibility
October 19, 2020
Author Ashleigh Bryant Phillips on writing without shame or fear
October 16, 2020
Hilton Als on writing
October 14, 2020
Visual artist Laleh Khorramian on knowing when to take a break
October 13, 2020
Game designer Allan Cudicio on decolonizing fantasy
October 12, 2020
Novelist Sigrid Nunez on finding your subject
October 9, 2020
Writer Marcus J. Moore on breaking through
October 8, 2020
Musician Ela Minus on being honest in your life and work
October 7, 2020
Anelise Chen on establishing balance
October 6, 2020
Musician Phil Elverum on following the idea
October 5, 2020
Visual artist Ana Benaroya on allowing for the unexpected
October 2, 2020
Visual artist Shawna X on working for yourself
October 1, 2020
Musician León Larregui on getting better over time
September 29, 2020
Writer Vanessa Veselka on realizing you can't quit
September 28, 2020
Musician and writer René Kladzyk on embracing vulnerability
September 25, 2020
Actor, comedian, director, and musician Tim Heidecker on subverting expectations
September 24, 2020
Essay:
19 things I’d tell people contemplating starting a record label (after running one for 19 years)
September 23, 2020
Designer Theseus Chan on throwing away expectations
September 22, 2020
Musician Lucinda Williams on figuring out what's important
September 21, 2020
Writer Lillian Li on how to cultivate focus
September 18, 2020
Emma Kohlmann on becoming comfortable with the idea of being an artist
September 17, 2020
Writer Cory Doctorow on living in the future while trying to create a better one
September 16, 2020
Artist and activist Emily Barker on accessibility
September 15, 2020
Musician Tricky on the importance of breaking unhealthy patterns
September 14, 2020
Visual artist Noelia Towers on being compelled to create
September 11, 2020
Visual artist LaToya Ruby Fraizer on working with dignity
September 10, 2020
Guide:
How to make a low-budget film (A guide by Jane Applegate)
September 9, 2020
Visual artist and educator Syrus Marcus Ware on creating spaces for joy
September 8, 2020
Comic book writer and artist Matt Kindt on learning by doing
September 4, 2020
PDF:
PRESENCE, Issue 1: IN THE MIST

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September 3, 2020
Musician and composer Owen Pallett on being thoughtful about each decision you make
September 2, 2020
Poet and activist Donté Clark on operating from a loving space
September 1, 2020
Visual artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh on storytelling as activism
August 31, 2020
Writer Tina Horn on not being afraid to do a lot of different things
August 28, 2020
Musician Reggie Watts on making whatever you want, whenever you want
August 27, 2020
Guide:
How to design, nourish, and grow a global community (A guide by Madeleine Dore)
August 26, 2020
Musician and sound healer Lavender Suarez on the power of intention
August 25, 2020
Photographer Simon Harsent on choosing your path and enjoying the journey
August 24, 2020
Musician Sevdaliza on managing your time and energy
August 21, 2020
Catherine Lacey on writing for yourself
August 20, 2020
Comedians Jeremy Levick and Rajat Suresh on knowing what you have to say
August 19, 2020
Visual artist Rachel Eulena Williams on making work for yourself and the freedom of play
August 18, 2020
Filmmaker Miranda Bailey on not being afraid to pursue your ideas
August 14, 2020
Carmen Maria Machado on writing about whatever you want
August 12, 2020
Sound artist Maria Chávez on memory, trauma, and imagining a new world
August 11, 2020
Musician and multidisciplinary artist Kilo Kish on finding freedom in experimentation
August 10, 2020
Rapper, podcaster and comedian Open Mike Eagle on being nimble while riding out uncertainty
August 7, 2020
William Villalongo on discovering materials that mean something to you
August 6, 2020
Computer scientist, game designer, and artist Ramsey Nasser on programming as activism
August 5, 2020
Writer Jia Tolentino on writing for the sake of writing
August 3, 2020
Blake Butler on writing the thing no one else can write
July 31, 2020
Musician and mystic Laraaji on meditation and creativity
July 30, 2020
Author Brandon Sanderson on writing as a form of telepathy
July 29, 2020
Writer Jenny Zhang on the secret languages inside your head
July 28, 2020
Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers on how they write what they write
July 27, 2020
Artist, writer, and musician Cristy C. Road on finding a home in punk rock
July 24, 2020
Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson on accessibility, community-making, and being kind to oneself
July 23, 2020
Audio engineer and producer Mike Petillo on being part of a community
July 22, 2020
Cathy Park Hong on finding clarity through art & poetry within our political landscape
July 21, 2020
PDF:
Software for Artists Book: Building Better Realities

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July 20, 2020
Art Director, designer, and artist Annika Hansteen-Izora on joy, communal care, and designing liberatory futures
July 16, 2020
Photographer Justine Kurland on solitude and community
July 15, 2020
Visual artist Brandon Breaux on staying positive and inspired
July 14, 2020
Guide:
How to start (and keep) a dream journal (A guide by Charmaine Li)
July 13, 2020
Artist and educator Hiba Ali on reframing productivity
July 9, 2020
Musician Raquel Berrios on learning through doing the work
July 7, 2020
Dancer and choreographer Soléne Weinachter on listening to that voice inside of you
July 6, 2020
Artist and writer Diamond Stingily on sharing your power
July 3, 2020
Moor Mother on creating the future you want to see
July 2, 2020
Writer David Turner on correctly identifying the problem in order to solve it
July 1, 2020
Photographer Drew Brown on zines and teen uprisings
June 29, 2020
Artist and educator Mandy Harris Williams on getting everyone the love they deserve
June 29, 2020
Artist and designer Leslie Xia on creating beautiful memorials
June 29, 2020
Environmental activist Jon Leland on finding the words for crisis and making the planet feel personal
June 24, 2020
Series:
Signs of Change
June 22, 2020
Rapper and producer Kool Keith on creating your own worlds
June 11, 2020
Artist and researcher Salome Asega on creating spaces to imagine and dream
June 4, 2020
PDF:
Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis

Paul Soulellis
June 4, 2020
Essay:
On the power of mutual aid publishing during crisis
June 3, 2020
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris on shifting the shape of theater
June 1, 2020
Writer and performer Shanekia McIntosh on the power of creating the story you don’t see
May 26, 2020
Author and columnist John Paul Brammer on unexpectedly finding your niche
May 21, 2020
Animator and director Cole Kush on trusting your own sensibilities
May 20, 2020
Composer and keyboardist Roger O’Donnell on the pleasures of a creative practice that is uniquely your own
May 19, 2020
Writer and witch Amanda Yates Garcia on choosing your guides
May 18, 2020
Musician Jarvis Cocker on recognizing your calling, the pleasure of being in a band, and the ways music supports us during terrible times
May 14, 2020
Artist and writer Rindon Johnson on navigating the tension between physical and digital realms
May 13, 2020
In Conversation: Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield on being the captain of your own ship, comfortable collaborations, and figuring out what works for you along the way
May 8, 2020
PDF:
Sci-Fi Sundays Selects

Sarah Hotchkiss
May 6, 2020
Jenny Odell on taking the time you need to notice, think, and grow
May 5, 2020
Comedian Kurt Braunohler on trying to be funny, collaborative, and productive while quarantined
May 1, 2020
PDF:
I Trust My Guitar (Etc.), No. 2

Rachel Aggs
May 1, 2020
PDF:
I Trust My Guitar (Etc.), No. 1

Rachel Aggs
May 1, 2020
PDF:
DIY Guitar For Beginners

Rachel Aggs
April 30, 2020
Percussionist William Winant on the tension-defying value of constant practice
April 29, 2020
Essay:
So, am I a writer yet?
April 27, 2020
Art writer Lori Waxman on the power and possibility of criticism
April 24, 2020
PDF:
Midwinter Day Day

Cortney Cassidy
April 23, 2020
Shoemaker Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé on adapting your practice in difficult times
April 22, 2020
Multi-disciplinary Performer Guillermo E. Brown on rhythm and balance
April 21, 2020
Literary translator Emma Ramadan on identity, cultural history, and the power of language
April 17, 2020
PDF:
Suddenly

Photography by Allen Frame and anonymous found photographs and drawings
April 16, 2020
Artist, activist, and educator Grayson Earle on using technology to outpace our adversaries
April 15, 2020
Essay:
On love in confinement
April 13, 2020
Musician Johanna Warren on music, healing, and taking a moment to reset
April 10, 2020
PDF:
ScarJo

Christine Smallwood (words), Mark Sussman (words), Chris Santa Maria (art)
April 9, 2020
Botanical illustrator Wendy Hollender on the meditative power of drawing
April 8, 2020
Musician Rachel Aggs on the sound of community
April 7, 2020
Guide:
A guide for financial survival during the COVID crisis (A guide by Lewis Weil)
April 6, 2020
Artist Jill Magid on using your work to understand systems of power
March 31, 2020
PDF:
Princess of the Apocalypse

Harmony Tividad
March 31, 2020
Chef and food artist Jen Monroe on giving people something to chew on
March 26, 2020
Essay:
On growing through chaos
March 25, 2020
Musician, festival organizer, and climate activist Holly Rankin on adapting to difficult times
March 24, 2020
Writer Lidia Yuknavitch on telling stories from the edges
March 23, 2020
Composer and producer Craig Leon on weaving your own path
March 20, 2020
Author Paul Lisicky on how to write a memoir
March 19, 2020
Artist Shannon Finnegan on community, protest, and public space
March 17, 2020
Note:
On staying calm and centered
March 16, 2020
Curator Ekrem Serdar on letting things grow over time
March 12, 2020
Interdisciplinary artist YATTA on burnout, embarrassment, and having the patience to transform
March 11, 2020
Essay:
On getting over imposter syndrome
March 10, 2020
Performer Alexandra Tatarsky on the value of the ridiculous
March 9, 2020
Producer and drummer Sasu Ripatti on taking a break from music as a way to learn
March 6, 2020
Guide:
A creative person’s guide to negotiating (A guide by Ashley Hefnawy)
March 4, 2020
Musician Stephen Malkmus on hobbies, habits, and creative work
March 2, 2020
Drag queen and intuitive reader Kiki Slugqueen on listening as performance
February 27, 2020
Poet Lisa Marie Basile on writing as a form of magic
February 26, 2020
Guide:
How to write a poem (A guide by T. Cole Rachel)
February 25, 2020
Artist and designer Sonya Sombreuil on evolving a DIY art project into a sustainable business
February 24, 2020
Musician and producer Dan Snaith on newness versus familiarity
February 21, 2020
Writer and director Doron Max Hagay on creative compromise and figuring yourself out
February 19, 2020
Essay:
On responding to negative feedback: Walking with a broken foot
February 18, 2020
Artist Kent Twitchell on thinking really big
February 13, 2020
Journalist Rob Harvilla on the value of deadlines and editors
February 12, 2020
Guide:
How to start a cooperative (A guide by Austin Robey)
February 11, 2020
Quilter Vivian Tumelson on doing as much as you can for as long as you can
February 10, 2020
Musician Huey Lewis on gratitude, pop music, and making the best of a bad situation
February 6, 2020
Executive Director Sarah Williams on establishing a feminist art space and making it sustainable
February 5, 2020
Artist jackie sumell on working through resistance
February 4, 2020
Magician and podcaster Alexander Eth on creating a foundational practice
February 3, 2020
Writer Jorge Carrión on being comfortable in a creative no man’s land
January 30, 2020
Writer Stephen Dixon on a lifetime of literature
January 28, 2020
Guide:
How to build the future music industry we want and need (A guide by René Kladzyk)
January 27, 2020
Astrologer and author Chani Nicholas on writing for the muses
January 24, 2020
Members of the UK arts community Social Art Network on creating networks as creative practice
January 23, 2020
Guide:
An artist’s guide to the O-1 visa (A guide by Eric Shaub)
January 22, 2020
Musician and songwriter Kristian Bush on listening and learning
January 21, 2020
Filmmaker Brett Story on structure, collaboration, and imagining a better possible future
January 16, 2020
Musician A.J. Haynes on balancing creative work with advocacy
January 15, 2020
Comedian Greta Titelman on balance, asking for advice, and the value of a good conversation
January 14, 2020
Musician Michael Schenker on seeking inspiration strictly from within
January 9, 2020
Songwriter Allee Willis on building your own joyful universe
January 8, 2020
Writer Myla Goldberg on inviting criticism, redefining success and how parenting enhances your art
January 6, 2020
Writer and editor Brandy Jensen on writing, giving advice, and understanding yourself
December 25, 2019
Approach:
Year End: On growing older

Collected by Brandon Stosuy

December 24, 2019
Approach:
Year End: On moving to the woods

Collected by Willa Koerner

December 23, 2019
Approach:
Year End: What 2019 taught me

Collected by T. Cole Rachel

December 19, 2019
Jubilee on staying true to your own vision and never checking the streams
December 18, 2019
Musician Ezra Koenig on longevity and community
December 17, 2019
Poet, publisher, and politician Rebecca Wolff on putting thoughts into action
December 16, 2019
Artist Thomas Hooper on juggling creative outlets
December 12, 2019
Writer Deborah Levy on asking yourself interesting questions
December 10, 2019
Drag queen Trixie Mattel on trusting your instincts, playing to your strengths, and not trying to be the best at every single thing
December 9, 2019
Artist Grace Rosario Perkins on reassembling cultural narratives
December 5, 2019
Podcaster, writer, and musician boice-Terrel Allen on learning, listening, and always moving forward
December 4, 2019
Guide:
How to work within power structures that don't work for you (A guide by ann haeyoung)
December 3, 2019
Writer and director Ben Berman on desperation as motivation
December 2, 2019
Composer and conductor Jaz Coleman on punk rock, the role of the artist, and the importance of ceremony
November 27, 2019
Approach:
On being grateful

Collected by Team TCI

November 26, 2019
Director Penelope Spheeris on steamrolling bold visions into existence and healing along the way
November 25, 2019
Singer, author, and activist Judy Collins on doing what you love for as long as you can
November 21, 2019
Series:
Staff-Published
November 21, 2019
Guide:
How to tell the story of your creative work (A guide by Katheryn Thayer)
November 20, 2019
Comedian, writer, and director Whitmer Thomas on success, self-doubt, and learning how to be funny
November 19, 2019
Musician Angel Marcloid on harnessing the resources within
November 18, 2019
Writer Kimberly King Parsons on the pleasures of working without a map
November 14, 2019
Guide:
How to feel like you have enough (A guide by Christine Garvey)
November 13, 2019
Producer, artist, and archival storyteller Jocelyn Arem on creating structures to support your creative life
November 12, 2019
Dance troupe Drag Syndrome on the power of agency
November 11, 2019
Organizing artist Kamra Hakim on moving marginalized bodies from the periphery to the center
November 7, 2019
Cartoonist and playwright Dean Haspiel on the power of creative communities
November 6, 2019
Designer Artisans Whitaker Malem on fetishizing your own process
November 5, 2019
Pianist Christopher Cooley on freelancing, multi-tasking, and keeping an open mind about your work
November 4, 2019
Editorial manicurist Leanne Woodley on becoming an artist and calling yourself one
October 31, 2019
Writer and critic Yanyi on the differences between creativity and productivity
October 30, 2019
Comedian Katie Compa on making people laugh without losing your mind
October 28, 2019
Actor, entertainer, and writer Nick Offerman on creativity as a design for life
October 24, 2019
Guide:
How to get your music licensed for films, TV, and beyond (A guide by Josh Briggs)
October 23, 2019
Musician Mina Caputo on finding your true self, working with others, and touring as a trans woman
October 22, 2019
Musician Bobby Krlic on horror, inspiration, and taking your time
October 21, 2019
Filmmaker, DJ, and educator Ephraim Asili on activism, filmmaking, and maintaining balance
October 17, 2019
Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk of Low on keeping things interesting
October 16, 2019
Journalist and literary critic Molly Young on the value of curiosity
October 15, 2019
Artist Tanya Aguiñiga on the power of vulnerability and conscientious community building
October 14, 2019
Artist Jacolby Satterwhite on trusting your own process
October 10, 2019
Musician Matthew Cooper on getting out of your own way
October 8, 2019
Flutist and piccoloist Margaret Shin Fischer on the challenges of working as a classically trained musician
October 7, 2019
Musician, actor, and writer Carlos Dengler on creative liberation
October 3, 2019
Musician Eva Hendricks on the complicated business of how to be in a band
October 2, 2019
Series:
Music Industry Investigation
October 2, 2019
Essay:
Help us build the future music industry we want and need
October 1, 2019
Musician Michael Berdan on learning how to set yourself free
September 30, 2019
Guide:
How to recession-proof your creative practice (A guide by Bruce Nussbaum)
September 25, 2019
Graphic designer and artist Ian Swift on following your instincts
September 24, 2019
Guide:
How to lose someone (A guide by Joel Kuennen)
September 23, 2019
Writer and vocalist Eugene Robinson on performance, chasing perfection, and resisting the need to explain your work
September 18, 2019
PDF:
On feeling healthy

The Creative Independent
September 18, 2019
Guide:
How to begin designing for diversity (A guide by Project Inkblot)
September 17, 2019
Illustrator Ronan Lynam on learning how to be a creative entrepreneur
September 16, 2019
Electronic musician Nicola Cruz on defying convention, working conceptually, and knowing when to move on
September 12, 2019
Director and actor Justin Chon on the responsibility involved with making films
September 11, 2019
Artist Alexandra Grant on activating the power of language
September 10, 2019
Mastering engineer Heba Kadry on music and community
September 9, 2019
Artist Matthew Day Jackson on the relationship between creation and play
September 5, 2019
Video director Kathleen Dycaico on world building
September 3, 2019
Producer Ariel Rechtshaid on the appeal of profound collaboration
August 28, 2019
Guide:
A creative person’s guide to feeling healthy (A guide by Franziska Eichler)
August 27, 2019
Artist and curator Mike Calway-Fagen on the possibilities and challenges of being an artist in a small city
August 23, 2019
Artist Adam Helms on being truly obsessed with your work
August 22, 2019
Rapper and songwriter Jamall Bufford on letting your work be judged
August 21, 2019
Guide:
How to get press for your creative work (A guide by Kate Bernyk)
August 20, 2019
Writer Amitav Ghosh on how climate change continues to turn fiction into reality
August 19, 2019
Musician and artist Jacob Bannon on multitasking, craftsmanship, and letting go of your work
August 16, 2019
Musician Hayden Thorpe on the emotional power of songs
August 15, 2019
Poet Cody-Rose Clevidence on writing, editing, and living in the wilderness
August 14, 2019
Musician and producer Geoff Barrow on learning to score films
August 12, 2019
Writer, actor, and activist Ryan O'Connell on creating a space for yourself
August 9, 2019
Playwright and artist Taylor Mac on not waiting for permission
August 8, 2019
Musician Lingua Ignota on dismantling systems and processing trauma through art
August 7, 2019
Author and journalist Robert Wright on the aesthetic appeal of powerful ideas
August 6, 2019
Musician Mike Watt on staying open and making the most of the time you have
August 5, 2019
Musician and death doula Emily Cross on the relationship between art and mortality
August 1, 2019
Guide:
How to reinvent yourself (A guide by Tina Essmaker)
July 31, 2019
Adult performer Pepper Hart on doing everything yourself
July 26, 2019
Writer and agent Erin Hosier on working both sides of the professional literary fence
July 25, 2019
Songwriter JD Souther on songwriting, poetry, and making space for something new
July 24, 2019
Series:
NEW INC
July 24, 2019
Writer Halle Butler on being relaxed and hyper-focused
July 23, 2019
Musician Luwayne Glass on losing yourself in order to find yourself
July 19, 2019
Painter Phyllis Bramson on trusting your eye and being tested as an artist
July 17, 2019
Essay:
The Trap
July 16, 2019
CEO and Editor Min Guhong on introducing your company
July 15, 2019
Musician Cate Le Bon on rediscovering your passion by temporarily abandoning it
July 12, 2019
Artist and designer Kim Laughton on technology, social media, and working in 3D
July 11, 2019
adrienne maree brown on vulnerability, playfulness, and keeping yourself honest
July 10, 2019
Writer Helen Phillips on success, failure, and working within constraints
July 9, 2019
Musician Dylan Carlson on refining an idea over a lifetime
July 8, 2019
Actor and musician Megan Mullally on advocating for your own work and trusting your instincts
July 1, 2019
Note:
On taking breaks
June 28, 2019
Musician Marissa Nadler on hard work, staying healthy, and creating in multiple mediums
June 27, 2019
Writer Joseph Grantham on how there’s a lot going on and it’s important to write it down
June 25, 2019
Comedian Patti Harrison on figuring out what success looks like
June 21, 2019
Creative entrepreneur Alex Turnbull on always evolving
June 20, 2019
Guide:
How to make the leap to full-time poet (A guide by Sarah Westcott)
June 19, 2019
Singer and composer iLe on using music to channel your emotions and understand where you came from
June 18, 2019
Essay:
How to survive being laid off
June 17, 2019
Writer Melissa Febos on facing your history through your art
June 14, 2019
In pursuit of a lifelong creativity (Essay by Dorothea Lasky)
June 13, 2019
Artist Lauren Huret on having a love/hate relationship with technology
June 12, 2019
Essay:
On the peaks and pitfalls of being a songwriter in a band
June 11, 2019
Designer, architect, teacher, and learner Dan Taeyoung on growing a cooperative like you’d grow a garden
June 10, 2019
Musician Holly Herndon on collaborating with machines and humans
June 5, 2019
Festival director Moni Saldaña on letting your work speak for itself
June 4, 2019
Writer Juliet Escoria on writing as a way to break up routine
June 3, 2019
Songwriter and filmmaker Luke Dick on telling stories in a variety of different formats
May 31, 2019
Music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein on starting by accident and learning on the run
May 30, 2019
Artist Asif Mian on subverting trauma
May 28, 2019
Musician Bill Callahan on letting yourself be known
May 23, 2019
Writer Tommy Pico on not wasting any time
May 21, 2019
Author and art consultant Beth Pickens on finding funding for artists, but why money won’t save you
May 20, 2019
Singer and artist Steve Ignorant on creativity, survival, and what success looks like
May 17, 2019
Writer Carin Besser on composing lyrics for the National
May 16, 2019
Interaction studio Hyphen-Labs on bringing the future into the present through radical collaboration
May 15, 2019
Writer Anna Moschovakis on writing your way towards the unknown
May 13, 2019
Filmmaker Matthew Puccini on being honest about what you are doing and why you are doing it
May 8, 2019
Poet and artist Robert Glück on authenticity and community
May 6, 2019
Musician Tashi Wada on honoring a family’s artistic legacy
May 2, 2019
Poet Shiv Kotecha on the complicated relationship between romantic love and writing
April 30, 2019
Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson on discovering new ways to see
April 29, 2019
Musician Tom Warrior on channeling your emotions into art
April 24, 2019
Visual artist Jane Chang Mi on being surrounded by water
April 23, 2019
Singer and voice teacher Daisy Press on how to sound like yourself
April 22, 2019
Series:
Art World Conference
April 16, 2019
Filmmaker and musician Hannah Lew on figuring out how to do whatever you want
April 15, 2019
Artist and performer Lindsay Dye on making art through subversion
April 9, 2019
Visual artist Jesse Draxler on the liberation of working with strict limitations
April 4, 2019
Thou’s Bryan Funck on criticizing your scene and respecting your limits
April 2, 2019
Filmmaker Carlen May-Mann on the value of thinking on your feet
April 1, 2019
Guide:
How to embrace mistakes without romanticizing failure (A guide by Juliana Castro)
March 28, 2019
Essay:
Ioanna Gika on what she has learned so far from being a professional musician
March 22, 2019
PDF:
Worksheet: On using the internet mindfully

The Creative Independent
March 21, 2019
Writer Fiona Alison Duncan on experimenting with togetherness
March 18, 2019
Composer and pianist Masakatsu Takagi on communicating with nature through your art
March 14, 2019
Guide:
A smart artist’s guide to income taxes (A guide by Katherine Pomerantz)
March 13, 2019
Emily Ebba Reynolds and Nando Alvarez-Perez on starting an art and education project in a Rust Belt city
March 12, 2019
Musician Manuel Gagneux of Zeal & Ardor on rejecting the idea of cultural appropriation
March 11, 2019
Writer Leila Taylor on subculture as a creative force
March 6, 2019
Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng on the detective work of making documentary films
March 5, 2019
Visual artist Julia Sinelnikova on creating immersive work
March 4, 2019
Writer Kevin Killian on being unlikeable in your work
February 28, 2019
PDF:
On finding your voice

The Creative Independent
February 28, 2019
Musician Fusilier on starting out and making a name for yourself
February 27, 2019
Essay:
Writer Michael Carroll on doing it in public
February 26, 2019
Painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline on being both a curator and an artist
February 25, 2019
Musician Suzanne Vega on doing whatever it takes to get the song done
February 22, 2019
Musician Bradford Cox on working with whatever happens to be around you
February 21, 2019
Essay:
On what it takes to sustain a creative life financially
February 20, 2019
Actor and filmmaker Max Martini on the value of being resourceful
February 19, 2019
Writer Anna Della Subin on the importance of being idle
February 14, 2019
Visual artist Cory Arcangel on making work in new surroundings
February 13, 2019
Guide:
How to archive your work digitally (A guide by Cedar Pasori)
February 13, 2019
Guide:
How to archive your work digitally (A guide by Cedar Pasori)
February 12, 2019
Visual artist Lars Jan on knowing when to pause
February 11, 2019
Essay:
On finding certainty in an uncertain field
February 8, 2019
PDF:
El Caracol (Spanish)

The Creative Independent
February 8, 2019
PDF:
El Caracol (English)

The Creative Independent
February 8, 2019
Philosopher and digital artist Mat Dryhurst on redesigning the system
February 7, 2019
Visual artists Andrew Zebulon and Kristen Wintercheck on letting your materials guide you
February 6, 2019
Filmmaker Laura Parnes on improvisation and deep collaboration
February 5, 2019
Visual artist and writer Verónica Gerber Bicecci on not underestimating your audience
February 4, 2019
Essay:
Four people helped me write this essay
February 1, 2019
Comedian Yassir Lester on why you must keep moving
January 31, 2019
Essay:
I am not the next big thing: on creativity and aging
January 29, 2019
Musician Draco Rosa on creativity as a path to resurrection
January 29, 2019
Musician Mirah on growing along with your creative practice
January 28, 2019
Writer Erica Jong on creating without fear
January 25, 2019
Musician Sarah Louise on music as a healing spiritual practice
January 25, 2019
Visual artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons on letting the world be your studio
January 24, 2019
Essay:
The spiritual hunt
January 23, 2019
Poet Matthew Rohrer on challenging your own process
January 22, 2019
Curator Ceci Moss on why you should start your own unconventional art space
January 21, 2019
Buke and Gase on the value of starting over
January 18, 2019
Mixologist Arley Marks on never making the same thing twice
January 17, 2019
Writer Jessica Hopper on the value of good music journalism
January 16, 2019
Essay:
A reading life
January 15, 2019
Cartoonist Julie Doucet on the compulsion to create
January 14, 2019
Musician and producer Juan Mendez on choosing a healthy path
January 11, 2019
Visual artist Ash Ghazali on the challenges and joys of being an artist
January 10, 2019
Guide:
How to make a website for your creative work (A guide by Jason Huff)
January 9, 2019
Journalist Nick Quah on getting good by not letting yourself be bad
January 8, 2019
Visual artist Jess Scott on making work to feel seen
January 7, 2019
Musician Joan Baez on art, activism, and letting things go
January 4, 2019
Essay:
Confessions of a failed artist
January 3, 2019
Musician and artist Kelman Duran on fighting against your own apathy
January 2, 2019
Series:
Conditions
January 2, 2019
Essay:
2019 Worksheet: Synchronicity
December 29, 2018
Weekend:
Drawing is the best videogame by Jeffrey Alan Scudder
December 28, 2018
Approach:
Year End: On growing my spiral

Collected by Hannah Street Elliott

December 26, 2018
Approach:
Year End: On collaborating with the universe

Collected by Willa Koerner

December 25, 2018
Approach:
Year End: On what kept me going

Collected by T. Cole Rachel

December 24, 2018
Approach:
Year End: On rituals

Collected by Brandon Stosuy

December 21, 2018
Ken Nwadiogbu on becoming an artist
December 21, 2018
Woodworker Alexandra Climent on discovering your process
December 20, 2018
Artist Raquel André on working with people as your medium
December 19, 2018
Musician David Bazan on building a system that works for your creative life (and your kids)
December 19, 2018
Musician Emily A. Sprague on being guided by intuition
December 18, 2018
Film editor Ann Collins on finding the beginning, middle, and the end
December 17, 2018
Musician Justin Tranter on being a professional songwriter
December 17, 2018
Musician Rosanne Cash on trusting your process
December 14, 2018
Guide:
How to think differently about doing good as a creative person (A guide by Omayeli Arenyeka)
December 13, 2018
Writer Jason Reynolds on being human in your work
December 12, 2018
Musician and producer Randall Dunn on knowing when the time is right
December 11, 2018
Comedian Jake Weisman on what it means to work hard
December 7, 2018
Musician Tom Krell on bouncing back and moving forward
December 6, 2018
Ceramicist Sonia Rose McCall on turning your hobby into a business
December 5, 2018
Photographer and publisher Sidney Felsen on building life-long relationships
December 5, 2018
Publishers and DJs Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele on running your own fanzine
December 4, 2018
Filmmaker Marina Katz on taking time to figure out your path
December 3, 2018
Visual artists Quintessa Matranga and Rafael Delacruz on opening galleries and sharing spaces
November 30, 2018
Musician Jason Pierce on taking your time
November 29, 2018
Journalist Geeta Dayal on writing as an optimistic act
November 29, 2018
Zach Baron on writing as work
November 28, 2018
Musician Qais Essar on rejecting schedules
November 27, 2018
Essay:
On how to be a creative person with a job
November 26, 2018
Writer Bud Smith on staying open in the present moment
November 23, 2018
Essay:
The Empathy Economy by Damian Bradfield
November 21, 2018
Music writer and A&R Rep Tyler Andere on turning your curiosity into a career
November 20, 2018
Perfumer Anne Serrano-McClain on working with scents
November 19, 2018
Guide:
How to make a zine (A guide by Rona Akbari)
November 16, 2018
Visual artist and curator Mark Cross on working with your neighborhood
November 15, 2018
Writer Heike Geissler on letting the world into your work
November 14, 2018
Journalist Jeff Weiss on standing up for your work and your community
November 13, 2018
Visual artist Marilyn Minter on listening to your inner voice
November 12, 2018
Writer, teacher, and activist Sarah Schulman on writing as an impulsive act
November 9, 2018
Essay:
Musician Jordan Lee on the power of a collaborative community
November 8, 2018
Author Eugene Thacker on the horrors of being human
November 7, 2018
Guide:
How to stay sane and healthy while making a film (A guide by Joshua Sanchez)
November 7, 2018
Filmmakers Amelia Trask and Sasha Hecht on learning how to make a film as you make it
November 4, 2018
Essay:
The Hole
November 2, 2018
Artist, activist, and poet Reverend Houston Cypress on activism as a creative form of healing
November 1, 2018
Series:
Creative Time
November 1, 2018
Street artist and curator Hugo Gyrl on creating affirmative messages in public art
October 31, 2018
Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter on not overanalyzing your own work
October 30, 2018
PDF:
How do you use the internet mindfully?

The Creative Independent
October 29, 2018
Musician Neneh Cherry on addressing politics in your art
October 26, 2018
Poet Andrew Weatherhead on hijacking language
October 25, 2018
Writer Eileen Myles on assembling a collection of poems
October 24, 2018
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on the community of theater
October 24, 2018
Writer Ben Marcus on the value of solitude
October 23, 2018
Guide:
How to write a book proposal (A guide by Joanna Ebenstein)
October 21, 2018
PDF:
On dealing with creative anxiety

The Creative Independent
October 21, 2018
PDF:
On making a living as an artist

The Creative Independent
October 19, 2018
Filmmaker Naomi Uman on making yourself vulnerable in your work
October 18, 2018
Guide:
How to write an artist statement (A guide by Sarah Hotchkiss)
October 17, 2018
Visual artist Chris E. Vargas on writing your own history
October 16, 2018
Photographer Kelia Ann MacCluskey on letting your aesthetic lead the way
October 15, 2018
Choreographer Bebe Miller on allowing your creative process to age along with you
October 14, 2018
Musicians Kim Gordon and Bill Nace on collaboration
October 12, 2018
Writer Kat Gardiner on getting your work out into the world
October 11, 2018
Writer Megan Boyle on on documenting your entire life in your creative work
October 10, 2018
Artist and curator Alex Paik on the importance of artist-run spaces
October 10, 2018
Fashion designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta on working together
October 8, 2018
Musician Kevin Shields on finding the soul of a song
October 5, 2018
Filmmaker Sean Baker on not giving up
October 3, 2018
Guide:
An artist’s guide to copyrights (A guide by Laura Levin-Dando)
October 2, 2018
Writer Stephanie LaCava on starting your own small press
October 1, 2018
Guide:
How to start a new business (A guide by Kelly Bethke)
September 28, 2018
Black Belt Eagle Scout on embracing the power of your own identity
September 27, 2018
Writer and performer Amanda Duarte on creating your own best role
September 26, 2018
Musician Jill Sobule on reconfiguring what success means
September 25, 2018
Writer Sophie Saint Thomas on putting in the work
September 24, 2018
Musician and producer Lotic on starting from scratch
September 21, 2018
Essay:
Sand in the gears
September 21, 2018
Web developer Tara Vancil on exploring how to be online in radical ways
September 19, 2018
Essay:
A charming conversation between you, a computer, and me
September 18, 2018
Writer Daniel Alarcón on the liberation of starting over
September 17, 2018
Guide:
How to put yourself online (A guide by Darcie Wilder)
September 14, 2018
Visual artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann on maintaining focus
September 13, 2018
Writer and historian David Wondrich on inventing your own job
September 12, 2018
PDF:
Hyperobjects for Artists

Laura Copelin, Peyton Gardner and Timothy Morton
September 12, 2018
Digital artist Alex Czetwertynski on harnessing the creative potential of technology
September 12, 2018
Filmmaker Aaron Bradbury on technology as an evolving medium
September 11, 2018
Artist and chef Amanny Ahmad on the politics of working with food
September 10, 2018
Performance duo FlucT on using your body to tell stories
September 7, 2018
Poet Dorothea Lasky on poetry as a spiritual obligation
September 5, 2018
Origins: Melissa Auf der Maur on learning to grow a cultural space from scratch
September 4, 2018
Chelsea Hodson on writing alone and with the help of friends
August 31, 2018
Art & culture attaché Ingrid Moe on connecting people
August 31, 2018
Music lawyer Kelly Vallon on the creativity involved in her work
August 30, 2018
Guide:
How to turn your art practice into a business (A guide by Carissa Potter)
August 28, 2018
Musician Jen Cloher on creating a sustainable practice
August 24, 2018
Editor Chris Lehmann on being a journalist in 2018
August 22, 2018
Essay:
On building knowledge networks
August 21, 2018
Musician and visual artist Casey Spooner on working every angle
August 21, 2018
Writer and curator Jeanne Graff on enjoying the process and not worrying about the outcome
August 20, 2018
Curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen on making a curatorial project sustainable
August 16, 2018
Essay:
How to make research-driven art
August 15, 2018
Visual artist Ebony G. Patterson on understanding what an education can and can’t do for you
August 14, 2018
Visual artist Alexander Heir on learning the things they don’t teach you in school
August 10, 2018
Actor and director Josephine Decker on filmmaking as a collaborative act
August 10, 2018
Rapper and filmmaker Boots Riley on the back-and-forth necessary for a healthy collaboration
August 8, 2018
Choreographer Allison Orr on collaborating with strangers
August 7, 2018
Guide:
How to join forces with a creative collaborator (A guide by Shannon Byrne)
August 6, 2018
Musician Miho Hatori on collaboration and memory
August 3, 2018
Series:
Basilica SoundScape
August 3, 2018
Writer Katrine Øgaard Jensen on juggling multiple writing practices
August 1, 2018
Illustrator Christoph Niemann on meeting the needs of your client
July 31, 2018
Chef Atsushi Numata on keeping business interesting
July 30, 2018
Journalist Alex Frank on writing, reading, and always making your deadline
July 29, 2018
Musician Courtney Barnett on telling your own story
July 27, 2018
Composer Paola Prestini on creating your own space and setting your own metrics for success
July 26, 2018
Guide:
How to make a tabletop game (A guide by Adi Slepack)
July 24, 2018
Gallery Director Ken Tan on the business of being an artist
July 23, 2018
Creative Director Piera Gelardi on not being afraid of a blank slate
July 20, 2018
Writer Nina Renata Aron on writing what you know
July 19, 2018
Note:
📞 Call or text (814) RL-SNAIL 📞
July 18, 2018
Writer Mayukh Sen on grief as a creative force
July 17, 2018
Comedian John Early on learning how to calm the fuck down
July 16, 2018
Ottessa Moshfegh on writing as a rite of passage
July 13, 2018
Guitarist Mary Halvorson on how to stay balanced and sharp when you’re too busy
July 12, 2018
Writer and editor Jazmine Hughes on learning to write professionally
July 11, 2018
Essay:
On observing time
July 5, 2018
Visual artist Ursula von Rydingsvard on how your career evolves over time
July 4, 2018
Series:
USA Fellows
July 4, 2018
Vocalist and songwriter Somi on trusting your own voice and making your own model
July 3, 2018
Ryan McNamara on choosing to be an artist
July 2, 2018
Lizzi Bougatsos on what it means to identify as an artist
June 29, 2018
Designer Camille Baudelaire on embracing new trends and technologies in your work
June 28, 2018
Origins: Alex Hague and Fred Benenson on turning an idea for a game into a game
June 27, 2018
Artist Nic Annette Miller on copyright law, plagiarism, and the imagination
June 26, 2018
Designer Emily Fischer on finding a path that makes you happy
June 25, 2018
Guide:
A guide to working with clients (A guide by HAWRAF)
June 22, 2018
Hua Hsu on finding the time, space, and voice you need to write
June 21, 2018
Origins: Entrepreneurs Nadine and Tom Michelberger on approaching all of your work with the same creative spirit
June 21, 2018
Origins: Justin Vernon on the power of cooperation
June 21, 2018
Origins: Musicians Aaron and Bryce Dessner on forging new spaces for sharing creative work
June 20, 2018
Series:
PEOPLE
June 20, 2018
Musician Amen Dunes on focusing your approach
June 20, 2018
Writer Geoff Dyer on being open to possibilities
June 19, 2018
Essay:
A harm-reduction guide to using your phone less
June 18, 2018
Visual artist Jillian Mayer on becoming an organized adult
June 17, 2018
Producer and curator Ladyfag on conjuring the ideal creative space
June 15, 2018
Visual artist Benjamin Kress on when your freelance gigs and creative vocation are almost the same
June 13, 2018
Guide:
How to sell your own artwork (A guide by RJ Supa)
June 13, 2018
Ally-Jane Grossan on financial planning for creative people
June 12, 2018
Note:
Announcing a study on the financial state of visual artists today
June 8, 2018
Tabletop Game Designer D Vincent Baker on doing what you love full-time
June 7, 2018
Origins: How to turn your creative outlet into an actual career - An interview with Ovenly’s Agatha Kulaga
June 6, 2018
Lawyer and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle on working two full-time jobs without burning out
June 5, 2018
Writer Shea Serrano on the importance of doing your research
June 4, 2018
Photographer Catherine Opie on when to put your work first
June 3, 2018
Visual artist Pedro Reyes on fighting the cop in your head
June 1, 2018
Writer Barbara Browning on establishing conditions of possibility
May 31, 2018
Guide:
How to ask for what you need (A guide by The Void Academy)
May 30, 2018
Visual artist Takashi Murakami on struggling to do your best
May 29, 2018
Musician and Visual Artist Grouper on finding common experiences that are otherwise impossible
May 25, 2018
Artist and filmmaker Narcissister on finding the right vehicle
May 24, 2018
Yogurt entrepreneur Siggi Hilmarsson on sticking to your principles
May 24, 2018
Chef Brooks Headley on how running a restaurant is like being in a band
May 23, 2018
Guide:
A creative person’s guide to thoughtful promotion (A guide by Kathryn Jaller)
May 22, 2018
Author Sheila Heti on being vulnerable in your work
May 21, 2018
Approach:
Theme: Putting your work out there

Collected by Team TCI

May 21, 2018
Essay:
My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?
May 18, 2018
Artist Sean Raspet on making things nobody asked for
May 16, 2018
Visual artist Petra Cortright on having the confidence to create anything you want
May 15, 2018
Space Cooperative co-founder Yalda Mousavinia on risking everything to follow your dreams
May 14, 2018
Engineer and designer Francis Tseng on discovering new worlds and navigating new paths
May 14, 2018
Series:
Rhizome Seven on Seven
May 11, 2018
Writer and Historian Elizabeth Catte on writing history in the present tense
May 10, 2018
Writer Sierra Teller Ornelas on giving yourself permission to suck
May 9, 2018
Visual artist and writer Elise Peterson on navigating human truth
May 8, 2018
Musician U.S. Girls on leading with love
May 7, 2018
Note:
TCI returns to São Miguel
May 7, 2018
Photographer Pauliana Valente Pimentel on using your work as a way of seeing
May 7, 2018
Writer Nuno Costa Santos on what it means to be an Azorean artist
May 6, 2018
Writer Douglas A. Martin on letting your work tell you what it wants to be
May 4, 2018
Guide:
How to apply for grants (A guide by Marianna Schaffer)
May 3, 2018
Writer Claire L. Evans on spreading your work across your life
May 2, 2018
Visual artist Alfredo Salazar-Caro on learning the right things at the right time
May 1, 2018
Musician and radio host David Garland on being curious and engaging with the intelligence of your medium
April 27, 2018
January Hunt on connecting your work to something bigger
April 26, 2018
Note:
Mind Map: Andrew Kuo
April 26, 2018
Essay:
Before code, beyond speech
April 25, 2018
Tamara McCaw & Emma Enderby on never taking no for an answer
April 24, 2018
Max Posner on the wonderful problem of making theater
April 23, 2018
Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman on building feminist cities
April 22, 2018
Nikki Sixx on not getting stuck
April 20, 2018
Guide:
How to make a book (A guide by Naomi Huffman)
April 19, 2018
Ricarda Messner on the importance of energy and enthusiasm
April 16, 2018
Billy Corgan on the questions all artists should ask themselves
April 12, 2018
Essay:
What to watch to keep believing in yourself
April 11, 2018
Eliza Hittman on making art powered by youth
April 9, 2018
Nathaniel Mellors on pushing in different directions
April 6, 2018
Andrew Ahn on imposter syndrome
April 5, 2018
Bryce Wilner on random text fragments contained inside your keyboard
April 5, 2018
Nicholas O'Brien on slowing down and nurturing your friendships
April 4, 2018
Note:
Are.na ✶✶ TCI: How do you use the internet mindfully?
April 4, 2018
Essay:
On how to grow an idea
April 4, 2018
Essay:
A drop of love in the cloud
April 4, 2018
Series:
Are.na
April 3, 2018
J Jennifer Espinoza on the shared experience of poetry
April 2, 2018
Viv Albertine on facing yourself on the page
March 30, 2018
Ryan Wallace on what it means to be a working artist
March 29, 2018
Julian Casablancas on being your own biggest hater
March 28, 2018
Peer Review: Claudio Sodi interviews Sarah Lewis
March 28, 2018
Peer Review: Sarah Lewis interviews Claudio Sodi
March 27, 2018
Sara Magenheimer on breaking the house
March 23, 2018
Guide:
How to start a podcast (A guide by Sean J Patrick Carney)
March 22, 2018
Justin Strauss on sticking with it
March 21, 2018
Matthew Yokobosky on how to design an exhibition
March 19, 2018
Christelle Kocher on never having time to be stuck
March 16, 2018
Alicia Bognanno on managing your creative time
March 15, 2018
David Ostrowski on rejecting professionalism
March 13, 2018
Katherine Faw on not multitasking
March 12, 2018
Adam Gopnik on collecting memories
March 12, 2018
Richard Renaldi on knowing when to put down the camera
March 9, 2018
Sarah Nicole Prickett on taking the long road
March 8, 2018
Guide:
How to be included on Wikipedia (A guide by Amber Berson)
March 7, 2018
Alice Sheppard on expectation and transformation
March 6, 2018
Terrifying Jellyfish on making games out of food
March 5, 2018
Joe Hagan on writing a biography
March 2, 2018
Guide:
An artist's guide to financial planning (A guide by Lewis Weil)
March 1, 2018
Bennett Foddy on the pitfalls of perfectionism
February 28, 2018
Laure Flammarion on redefining what it means to be an artist and a curator
February 27, 2018
Molly Soda on making art from your online history
February 26, 2018
Sahra Motalebi on working without a map
February 26, 2018
Ute Lemper on the responsibility that comes with being an artist
February 23, 2018
LaTurbo Avedon on identity and immateriality
February 22, 2018
MGMT on following your instincts
February 20, 2018
Series:
Pioneer Works
February 20, 2018
Dustin Yellin on building new systems
February 20, 2018
Regine Basha on curating, zig-zagging, and taking time to reflect
February 20, 2018
Toni Dove on technology as subject matter
February 19, 2018
Approach:
On place

Collected by Samantha Ayson

February 14, 2018
Shinichiro Yoshida on being guided by curiosity
February 13, 2018
Hermione Hoby on writing as an act of generosity
February 8, 2018
Christian Joy on learning as you go along
February 8, 2018
Isaac Mizrahi on unapologetically pursuing your interests
February 5, 2018
Ty Segall on throwing all your old ideas out the window
February 2, 2018
Guide:
Practical advice for new musicians (A guide by Katie Alice Greer)
January 31, 2018
Mira Hunter on the practical side of making art
January 29, 2018
Peter Burr on engaging honestly with the world
January 26, 2018
Guide:
How to work with galleries and collectors as an emerging artist (A guide by Patton Hindle)
January 24, 2018
Chim↑Pom on working as a collective
January 22, 2018
Judah Friedlander on maintaining creative control
January 18, 2018
Chris Wu and Prem Krishnamurthy on design as an ongoing conversation
January 17, 2018
Caroline Sinders on how talking to people improves your work
January 16, 2018
Holly Blakey on believing in yourself
January 15, 2018
Stuart Murdoch on the power of empathy
January 11, 2018
Shanna Merola and Kate Levy on involving other people in your work
January 10, 2018
John Keene on writing from the inside out
January 9, 2018
Yolonda Ross on being observant
January 8, 2018
Dean Wareham on knowing when to take a break
January 5, 2018
Peer Review: Delia Gonzalez interviews Eli Sudbrack
January 5, 2018
Peer Review: Eli Sudbrack interviews Delia Gonzalez
January 4, 2018
Peter Vack on moving from one side of the camera to the other
January 2, 2018
Paul Rucker on going wherever your work takes you
December 29, 2017
Approach:
Year End: On 15 People We Interviewed in 2017 Who Created Some of My Favorite Work in 2017

Collected by Brandon Stosuy

December 28, 2017
Approach:
Year End: On the manifestation of new creative spaces

Collected by Willa Köerner

December 27, 2017
Approach:
Year End: On the interviews that helped me keep moving

Collected by T. Cole Rachel

December 26, 2017
Approach:
Year End: On worldbuilding

Collected by Elliott Cost

December 25, 2017
Approach:
Year End: On interviews that helped me grow

Collected by Hannah Street Elliott

December 22, 2017
Erik Sutch on making time for your creative projects
December 21, 2017
Cecile Schott on being self-sufficient and the benefits of bird watching
December 20, 2017
Kelani Nichole on pioneering a new type of gallery
December 19, 2017
Scott McClanahan on making your own place as a writer
December 18, 2017
Genesis P-Orridge on destroying preconceptions
December 15, 2017
Prageeta Sharma on writing through grief
December 14, 2017
Björk on creativity as an ongoing experiment
December 14, 2017
Rabit on standing up for your work
December 13, 2017
Sruthi Pinnamaneni on telling stories on the radio
December 11, 2017
Daniel Rossen on how to be in a band
December 7, 2017
Chris Moukarbel on making documentaries
December 6, 2017
Lushlife on doing more than one thing at a time
December 5, 2017
Cat Frazier on rebelling against "good design"
December 4, 2017
Simon Raymonde on perseverance
December 1, 2017
Joseph O. Legaspi on living the life of a poet
November 30, 2017
Martin Roth on collaborating with nature
November 29, 2017
Sean J Patrick Carney on starting a podcast
November 28, 2017
Richard Hell on collaboration
November 27, 2017
Emily Haines on commitment
November 23, 2017
Note:
Thank You
November 22, 2017
Weekend:
Credits
November 22, 2017
Drew Droege on writing your own material
November 20, 2017
Dan Bejar on having no process
November 17, 2017
Scott Esposito on finding your method
November 16, 2017
Madalyn Merkey on sound as material
November 13, 2017
Sharon Van Etten on revisiting your sad songs when you’re happy
November 10, 2017
Glenn Kaino on reconsidering the everyday
November 8, 2017
Jonathan Gonzalez on the benefits of documenting your work
November 6, 2017
Patty Schemel on how to tell your life story
November 3, 2017
Amy Touchette on using photography to figure out the world
November 2, 2017
Mandy Kahn on respecting process
October 31, 2017
Natasha Stagg on practical thinking
October 30, 2017
Andrew Savage on keeping things fresh
October 30, 2017
Dave Hartley on how to balance your personal project with the one that pays the bills
October 26, 2017
Circuit des Yeux on finding your true self through your work
October 25, 2017
Carmen Villain on being resourceful
October 25, 2017
Charles Broskoski on self-discovery that happens upon revisiting things you’ve accumulated over time
October 23, 2017
Zackary Drucker on documenting your life in your work
October 20, 2017
Jim Findlay on the creative fuel of problem-solving
October 19, 2017
Helado Negro on choosing honesty over strategy
October 17, 2017
Addie Wagenknecht on finding happiness and giving zero fucks
October 16, 2017
Stephen O’Malley on collaboration as exploration
October 12, 2017
Betty Buckley on understanding your creative path
October 11, 2017
LAZY MOM on creating your own opportunities
October 10, 2017
Jonas Mekas on documenting your life
October 9, 2017
Chelsea Wolfe on not being afraid to take risks
October 6, 2017
HAWRAF on being transparent about your process
October 5, 2017
Christopher Y. Lew on curating
October 5, 2017
Rachel Hecker on working with whatever is around you
October 4, 2017
Gerald Busby on mentorship
October 2, 2017
Greg Fox on doing things on your own
September 28, 2017
Anthony Urrea on finding your subject
September 27, 2017
David Lowery on finding inspiration where you grew up
September 26, 2017
Note:
One Year
September 21, 2017
Peer Review: Marco Kane Braunschweiler interviews Nora Khan
September 21, 2017
Peer Review: Nora Khan interviews Marco Kane Braunschweiler
September 20, 2017
Kianí Del Valle on being a multi-disciplinary dancer
September 19, 2017
Amanda Lepore on becoming what you want to be
September 18, 2017
Alex Cameron on being an unreliable narrator
September 15, 2017
Miguel Arteta on learning how to run a movie set
September 13, 2017
Pika☆ on being true to yourself
September 12, 2017
Alia Shawkat on craving different creative outlets
September 11, 2017
Sarah Cracknell on how to be in the same band for 25 years and still enjoy it
September 7, 2017
Mark Dorf on sincerity, balance, and the internet
September 5, 2017
Brandon Flowers on ambition
September 1, 2017
Ben Sinclair on second guessing yourself
August 31, 2017
Trenton Doyle Hancock on organizing your ideas and taking risks
August 29, 2017
Kristen Radtke on publishing your first book
August 25, 2017
Paul Ramírez Jonas on making work that interacts with the world
August 24, 2017
Jason Gnewikow on changing lanes
August 21, 2017
Tori Amos on listening to your muses
August 19, 2017
Weekend:
TCI Year One
August 19, 2017
Weekend:
A Selection from a Hypothetically Expansive Collection of Fictional Outfits Based on Real Garments
August 18, 2017
Ben Lotan and Tara Shi on creating a new community
August 16, 2017
Tao Lin on why he writes
August 15, 2017
Tamara Shopsin on the importance of publicity for books
August 14, 2017
Nadya Tolokonnikova on political art
August 10, 2017
Chris Kraus on figuring out your process
August 9, 2017
Morehshin Allahyari on making art that you don’t want to sell
August 8, 2017
Matthew Zapruder on how to write and read poems
August 7, 2017
Rickie Lee Jones on finding the right environment to make music
August 4, 2017
Sue de Beer on discovering new ways to get art made
August 3, 2017
Bill "Blinky" Sellanga on the challenge of making something entirely new
August 1, 2017
Lucy Bellwood on the pros and cons of being an independent creator
July 31, 2017
Neil Halstead on revisiting your creative past
July 28, 2017
Note:
Weekend Artist: Natalia Panzer
July 25, 2017
Kay Rosen on making art out of language
July 24, 2017
Alice Cooper on the power of persona
July 21, 2017
Jeanine Oleson on the pleasure of making things
July 20, 2017
Emel Mathlouthi and Victoria Ruiz on using music to protest
July 19, 2017
Allen Frame on following your curiosity
July 18, 2017
Essay:
Mindset
July 17, 2017
Beach House on creating your own world
July 14, 2017
Olivia Bee on finding the right balance
July 13, 2017
Approach:
On social media as a creative tool

Collected by Charlotte Zoller

July 13, 2017
Christopher Bollen on what it takes to write novels
July 13, 2017
Approach:
On social media as a creative block

Collected by Charlotte Zoller

July 12, 2017
Kinlaw on trying something every single day
July 11, 2017
Christian Scott on making your own rules
July 10, 2017
Approach:
On maintaining momentum

Collected by Brandon Stosuy

July 10, 2017
Jim Jarmusch on not wasting time
July 7, 2017
Rutherford Chang on the art of collection
July 6, 2017
Note:
Some Things: Brandon Stosuy
July 6, 2017
Kaari Upson on maintaining a sense of urgency
July 5, 2017
Michael McDonald on keeping things in perspective
July 4, 2017
Weekend:
Pele's Paint Pot
June 30, 2017
Weekend:
Everlasting Place
June 29, 2017
Morton Subotnick on making your own creative tools
June 28, 2017
Luna Maurer on being a designer
June 27, 2017
Josh Fadem on putting in the time
June 26, 2017
Weyes Blood on the difficulty of making work that is distinctly your own
June 23, 2017
Note:
Weekend Artist: Michelle Lin
June 23, 2017
Isaac Julien on the changing nature of creative work
June 22, 2017
Dicko Chan on sharing your work on social media
June 21, 2017
Liz Pelly on redefining the language of D.I.Y.
June 20, 2017
Vera Marmelo on keeping your day job
June 19, 2017
Erin Jane Nelson on welcoming conflicting influences
June 16, 2017
Rafael Carvalho on keeping your own culture alive
June 15, 2017
Lisa Yuskavage on trusting your creative instincts
June 14, 2017
Note:
Some Things: Charlotte Zoller
June 14, 2017
Note:
Saudações de Ponta Delgada
June 14, 2017
Note:
Greetings from Ponta Delgada
June 14, 2017
Catarina Branco on finding the perfect medium for your work
June 13, 2017
Gregg Turkington on what he learned from punk rock
June 12, 2017
Future Islands on not being an overnight success
June 9, 2017
Maaza Mengiste on defeating the sophomore slump
June 8, 2017
Approach:
On the freedom to have fun

Collected by Maura M. Lynch

June 8, 2017
Sufjan Stevens on songwriting, collaboration, and the myth of the tortured artist
June 7, 2017
Bette Gordon on dealing with the realities of filmmaking
June 6, 2017
Derek DelGaudio on the meaning of magic
June 2, 2017
Approach:
On spirals

Collected by Laurel Schwulst

June 2, 2017
Taeyoon Choi on drawing, teaching, disability, and the difference between work and project
June 1, 2017
Nina Katchadourian on working with what you’re already noticing
May 31, 2017
Taika Waititi on the comedic process
May 30, 2017
Thomas Mars on being committed to your art
May 26, 2017
Patricia Voulgaris on making the best of what you have
May 25, 2017
Weekend:
Caraway Clothes
May 25, 2017
Saeed Taji Farouky on finding your story
May 24, 2017
Rusty Lazer on finding inspiration in your surroundings
May 23, 2017
Mark Duplass on helping other people make things
May 22, 2017
Beth Ditto on recognizing your own talents
May 19, 2017
Note:
Weekend Artist: Erin Jane Nelson
May 19, 2017
Note:
Monthly Weekend Artists
May 19, 2017
Josette Melchor on creating something that’s bigger than you
May 18, 2017
Hannibal Buress on just trying to be funny
May 17, 2017
Clifford Owens on writing your own history
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Type Specimens
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Timepeace
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Still Life Live
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Species Live
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Shoes, Steaming, Coat Hangers, Wardrobe, Shoes, Shoes by Natalia Panzer
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Psychopompopolis
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
%3 by Natalia Panzer
May 16, 2017
Weekend:
Natalia's Favorite Clothes
May 16, 2017
Ocean Vuong on being generous in your work
May 15, 2017
Ellen Van Dusen on running your own business
May 12, 2017
Faye Orlove on creating a nonprofit art space
May 11, 2017
Conor Oberst on the compulsion to create
May 9, 2017
Approach:
On the magic of patience

Collected by Willa Köerner

May 9, 2017
Ana Lily Amirpour on summoning the passion necessary for making a movie
May 8, 2017
Eric Wareheim on working with people you love and trust
May 5, 2017
Danny L Harle on making pop music
May 4, 2017
Aubrey Plaza on taking control
May 3, 2017
Approach:
On multiple lives and multiple worlds

Collected by Noah Kardos-Fein

May 3, 2017
Karen Elson on being a professional multihyphenate
May 2, 2017
Francisco Cordero-Oceguera on art and friendship
May 1, 2017
Waxahatchee on taking your time
April 28, 2017
Eric Cunha on making art with computers
April 25, 2017
Tonstartssbandht on learning to do things yourself
April 21, 2017
Weekend:
Solar Snail
April 21, 2017
Ido Fluk on learning how to navigate the system
April 20, 2017
Zaldy on adaptability
April 19, 2017
Alisa Weilerstein on what it means to be a classical musician
April 18, 2017
Approach:
On being economical

Collected by Brandon Stosuy

April 18, 2017
Joe Goddard on getting lost in your work
April 17, 2017
Rafaël Rozendaal on streamlining your process
April 13, 2017
Eliot Glazer on winging it
April 12, 2017
Sadie Dupuis on writing poetry
April 11, 2017
Wayne Koestenbaum on finding freedom in form
April 10, 2017
Note:
7-inches for Planned Parenthood
April 7, 2017
Approach:
On daily time

Collected by T. Cole Rachel

April 7, 2017
Perfume Genius on being honest
April 6, 2017
Colin Self on constructing your own community
April 5, 2017
Stephen Cone on working outside the system
April 3, 2017
Grant Singer on making music videos
March 30, 2017
Diamanda Galás on making difficult work
March 29, 2017
Approach:
On text as collage

Collected by Laurel Schwulst

March 29, 2017
Albert Goldbarth on defying genre
March 28, 2017
merritt k on changing your path
March 27, 2017
Weekend:
Music and the Mind of the World by Tony Conrad
March 24, 2017
Yoshua Okón on the difference between activism and art
March 23, 2017
Michael Stipe on having multiple creative lives
March 22, 2017
John Sharian on being efficient
March 21, 2017
Alex Da Corte on scaling your art
March 20, 2017
Aimee Mann on writing sad songs
March 16, 2017
Jacqueline Novak on giving a voice to your depression
March 15, 2017
Note:
Some Things: Laurel Schwulst
March 15, 2017
Phil Elverum on creating art from grief
March 14, 2017
Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression
March 13, 2017
Jason Williamson on making political music
March 10, 2017
Farha (thebootydiaries) on building a popular Tumblr
March 9, 2017
Alexandra Drewchin on being patient with your projects
March 7, 2017
Ian Svenonius on what he's learned from rock and roll
March 6, 2017
Becca Kauffman on becoming your own muse
March 3, 2017
Tony Matelli on the power of objects
March 2, 2017
Tegan and Sara on being honest with your collaborator
March 1, 2017
Pharmakon on not selling yourself
February 28, 2017
Kate Zambreno on writing the impossible book
February 24, 2017
Note:
Note on photos
February 24, 2017
Note:
Nota sobre las fotos
February 24, 2017
Interview: Tania Pérez Córdova (On titles, obstructions, in-betweens, layers, voids, chance, and not knowing)
February 23, 2017
Tatiana Lipkes on poetry and process
February 22, 2017
Oa4s on how collaboration can make you braver
February 21, 2017
Pablo Martínez on starting your own festival
February 20, 2017
Note:
The Snail
February 20, 2017
Note:
El Caracol
February 20, 2017
Gaby Cepeda on what it means to be a curator
February 17, 2017
Wane One on making money from what you love
February 16, 2017
Spencer Tweedy on doing your own thing
February 15, 2017
TM Davy on being a painter
February 14, 2017
Roni Horn on politics in art
February 13, 2017
Daniel Arnold on the ethics of street photography
February 10, 2017
Weekend:
Park Zoom
February 10, 2017
Weekend:
Library Launch
February 10, 2017
Weekend:
Jetty Viewer
February 10, 2017
Brad Callahan on the perils of practicality
February 8, 2017
Jennifer Herrema on making stuff and never giving a fuck
February 7, 2017
Danez Smith on poems as conversations
February 6, 2017
Katie Alice Greer on why all art is political
February 3, 2017
Julien Baker on learning to articulate joy
February 2, 2017
Gillian Robespierre on getting a movie made
February 1, 2017
Tamara Yajia on having a day job
January 31, 2017
Brooke Van Poppelen on being funny for a living
January 30, 2017
George Clarke on slowing down
January 27, 2017
Terence Nance on getting past the gatekeepers
January 26, 2017
Weekend:
Doomsday Clock
January 26, 2017
Garrard Conley on how to write about your real life
January 25, 2017
Sarah DeLappe on having a play staged for the first time
January 24, 2017
Mitski on learning how things work
January 23, 2017
Note:
Some Things: Hannah Street Elliott
January 23, 2017
Alison Goldfrapp on paying attention to detail
January 19, 2017
Caroline Polachek on making work that's useful
January 18, 2017
Neil Goldberg on process and performance
January 17, 2017
Cindy Wilson on creating the world you want to be in
January 16, 2017
Brontez Purnell on doing as much as possible
January 13, 2017
M. Lamar on being your own genre
January 12, 2017
Lynne Tillman on what it actually means to be a writer
January 11, 2017
Thor Harris on self-sufficiency
January 10, 2017
Meredith Danluck on making your first narrative film
January 9, 2017
Travis Millard on putting your work out into the world
January 6, 2017
Kameelah Janan Rasheed on research and archiving
January 5, 2017
David Byrne on not being afraid to fail
January 4, 2017
Aparna Nancherla on being more than just funny
January 3, 2017
Cass McCombs on songwriting
December 30, 2016
Weekend:
Life’s A Beach And Then You Dive by Jaakko Pallasvuo
December 30, 2016
Note:
Year-End Note
December 29, 2016
Interview: Maggie Nelson (The writer and poet on giving advice, life/art bleed, being labelled a “genius,” and the hard work of finding a form.)
December 28, 2016
Jenny Hval on deep collaboration
December 27, 2016
Chloë Sevigny on figuring things out as you go along
December 23, 2016
Weekend:
What are you? What are you? What are you? by Sara Knox Hunter
December 22, 2016
John Cale on revisiting your work
December 21, 2016
Pacifico Silano on making art out of porn
December 20, 2016
Angel Olsen on controlling your image
December 19, 2016
Stephanie Danler on having your first book blow up
December 16, 2016
Kenya (Robinson) on creating your own opportunities
December 15, 2016
Weekend:
Art After Trump
December 15, 2016
Essay:
The Paradox of Life Affirming Death Traps
December 14, 2016
Darcie Wilder on finding your voice online
December 13, 2016
Conner Habib on changing the way we think (about everything)
December 12, 2016
Nicolas Jaar on chasing a creative high
December 9, 2016
Weekend:
Cat's Dream
December 9, 2016
Sloane Crosley on side projects
December 7, 2016
Note:
DIY Spaces
December 6, 2016
Alex Ross Perry on making due with what you have
December 5, 2016
Polly Stenham on the dangers of vanity
December 2, 2016
Adam Fitzgerald on what it means to write poetry in 2016
December 1, 2016
Hak on trying to do everything
November 30, 2016
Weekend:
The Creative Blur
November 30, 2016
Roxane Gay on the importance of storytelling
November 29, 2016
Kelley Deal on having multiple creative outlets
November 28, 2016
Ann Magnuson on documenting yourself
November 25, 2016
Morgan Parker on poetry and the everyday
November 24, 2016
Note:
Thanksgiving
November 23, 2016
Ari Marcopoulos on establishing a personal aesthetic
November 22, 2016
Weekend:
Year by Damon Zucconi
November 22, 2016
Jana Hunter on figuring yourself out
November 21, 2016
Samuel R. Delany on getting an education
November 18, 2016
Weekend:
Meg Heim reads Snails by Francis Ponge
November 18, 2016
Christopher Shinn on the ephemeral pleasures of theater
November 17, 2016
Mykki Blanco on trusting your own talent
November 16, 2016
Adam J. Kurtz on being positive
November 15, 2016
Deantoni Parks on learning to be expansive
November 14, 2016
Laurie Anderson on reality and non-reality
November 11, 2016
Weekend:
Introducing Myself by Ursula K. Le Guin
November 11, 2016
Ragnar Kjartansson on finding the right kind of ambition
November 10, 2016
Brit Bennett on the emotional complexity of fiction
November 9, 2016
Justin Vivian Bond on politics and performance
November 8, 2016
Shepard Fairey on political art
November 7, 2016
Vernon Chatman on staying true to your stupid ideas
November 4, 2016
Weekend:
Dennis Cooper reads Franz Kafka
November 4, 2016
Amy Rose Spiegel on sexual inclusivity
November 3, 2016
Edmund White on writing about gay sex
November 2, 2016
Mychal Denzel Smith on committing to difficult work
November 1, 2016
Kimberly Drew on being accountable to yourself and to others
October 31, 2016
Pedro Reyes on the horror of contemporary politics
October 28, 2016
Weekend:
Sara Magenheimer
October 28, 2016
Note:
Notes on our first haunting
October 28, 2016
Jim Hosking on the uncomfortable intimacy of filmmaking
October 27, 2016
Matt Berninger on patience
October 26, 2016
Cecilia Dean on curation as a creative act
October 25, 2016
Shantell Martin on finding self in drawing
October 24, 2016
Mira Gonzalez on being labelled
October 21, 2016
Weekend:
Agatha
October 21, 2016
Bret Easton Ellis on not writing novels
October 20, 2016
Stevie Nicks on the importance of being a romantic
October 19, 2016
Zia Anger on why moving images are more important than words
October 18, 2016
Dennis Cooper on writing as sculpture
October 17, 2016
Amber Tamblyn on being both an actress and a poet
October 14, 2016
Weekend:
Karim 2
October 14, 2016
Note:
Spiral
October 14, 2016
Jackie Beat on being more than people want
October 13, 2016
Shirley Manson on the power of melancholy
October 12, 2016
Melissa Broder on the difference between poetry and Twitter
October 11, 2016
Ryan Heffington on showing non-dancers they can dance
October 10, 2016
Anohni on art, corporations, and the music industry
October 7, 2016
Weekend:
T. Cole Rachel
October 6, 2016
Matthew Barney on Idaho
October 3, 2016
Note:
Notes on our first weekend
September 30, 2016
Ian MacKaye and Brandon Stosuy on independence, creativity, and The Creative Independent
September 29, 2016
Joanna Ebenstein on the pleasures of morbidity
September 28, 2016
Leiomy Maldonado on the culture of vogue
September 26, 2016
Weekend:
Qiong Li
September 26, 2016
Note:
Notes on launch
October 11, 2021
El director creativo y educador Josué Rivas se refirió a la sanación de su niño interior a través de su trabajo
February 3, 2020
Sobre cómo estar cómodo en una tierra de nadie creativa
July 16, 2019
회사 소개
June 19, 2019
Sobre usar la música para canalizar tus emociones y entender de dónde vienes
June 11, 2019
Alice Cooper sur la force d’un personnage
June 5, 2019
Dejar que tu trabajo hable por sí mismo
September 18, 2018
Daniel Alarcón habla sobre la liberación de empezar de nuevo
August 6, 2018
コラボレーションと人の記憶について
August 1, 2018
Illustrator Christoph Niemann über den Umgang mit Kunden
July 25, 2018
Natalia Almada en sobre cómo seguir adelante con tu visión
June 29, 2018
Camille Baudelaire, graphiste, revient sur comment ouvrir la porte aux nouvelles tendances et aux technologies dans votre travail
June 3, 2018
El Artista Visual Pedro Reyes habla sobre cómo combatir al policía en tu cabeza
May 30, 2018
村上隆が語る、悪戦苦闘しながらベストを尽くすこと
May 7, 2018
Fotógrafa Paulina Valente Pimentel sobre usar o seu trabalho como uma forma de ver
May 7, 2018
Escritor Nuno Costa Santos sobre o que significa ser um artista açoriano
April 19, 2018
Ricarda Messner über Energie und Enthusiasmus
April 5, 2018
Bryce Wilner : Sur les fragments de texte aléatoires qui se cachent dans votre clavier
March 19, 2018
完全な環境を作るには
March 19, 2018
Christelle Kocher : trop à faire pour se sentir bloquée
March 15, 2018
David Ostrowski über die Ablehnung des Professionalismus
February 28, 2018
Laure Flammarion sur les rôles de l’artiste et du commissaire d’exposition
February 14, 2018
吉田真一郎が語る好奇心への誘導について
February 8, 2018
Christian Joy habla sobre el aprendizaje a medida que avanzas
February 8, 2018
Christian Joy が語る、「取り組みながら学んでいく」ということ
January 24, 2018
Chim↑Pom の集団としてのあり方
December 14, 2017
Björk über Kreativität als ein andauerndes Experiment
December 14, 2017
Björk sur la créativité en tant que technique d’expérimentation continue
December 14, 2017
Björk habla sobre la creatividad como un experimento que continúa
October 13, 2017
坂本龍一が語る、年を重ねるごとの作品の変化とは
September 28, 2017
Anthony Urrea habla sobre lo que significa encontrar tu tema
September 20, 2017
Kianí Del Valle habla sobre lo que significa ser una bailarina multidisciplinaria.
September 19, 2017
Amanda Lepore habla sobre convertirte en lo que quieres ser
September 13, 2017
ピカが語る自分に正直に生きる事
August 25, 2017
Paul Ramírez Jonas habla sobre lo que significa hacer un trabajo que interactúa con el mundo.
July 17, 2017
Beach House sobre la creación de su propio mundo
July 10, 2017
Jim Jarmusch sur comment ne pas perdre son temps
June 16, 2017
Rafael Carvalho a manter a sua própria cultura viva
June 14, 2017
Catarina Branco em encontrar o meio perfeito para o seu trabalho
June 8, 2017
Sufjan Stevens über Songwriting, Kollaboration und den Mythos des „leidenden Künstlers“
June 8, 2017
Sufjan Stevens habla sobre la composición, la colaboración, y el mito del artista torturado
June 8, 2017
Sufjan Stevens sur la composition, la collaboration, et le mythe de l’artiste torturé
May 30, 2017
Thomas Mars habla sobre estar comprometido con tu arte
May 30, 2017
Thomas Mars sur l’engagement de l’artiste envers son œuvre
May 2, 2017
Francisco Cordero-Oceguera habla sobre el arte y la amistad
March 24, 2017
Yoshua Okón habla sobre la diferencia entre activismo y arte
March 14, 2017
Adam Curtisが語る、自己表現の危険性について
March 14, 2017
Adam Curtis über die Gefahr der Selbstdarstellung
February 24, 2017
Entrevista: Tania Pérez Córdova
February 23, 2017
Tatiana Lipkes habla sobre la poesía y su proceso
February 22, 2017
Oa4s habla sobre los beneficios de la colaboración
February 21, 2017
Pablo Martínez habla sobre fundar su propio festival
February 20, 2017
Gaby Cepeda habla sobre lo que significa ser curadora
February 1, 2017
Tamara Yajia habla sobre lo que significa tener un trabajo
January 5, 2017
David Byrne: Keine Angst, zu scheitern
January 5, 2017
David Byrne habla sobre no tener miedo de fallar
December 27, 2016
Chloe Sevignyが語る、やっていくにつれてわかること
December 12, 2016
Nicolas Jaar sur la poursuite d’un élan de créativité
December 12, 2016
Nicolas Jaar habla sobre perseguir un pico de creatividad
November 14, 2016
Laurie Anderson sur la réalité et la non-réalité
November 14, 2016
Laurie Andersonが語る、現実と非現実
October 31, 2016
Pedro Reyes habla sobre el horror de la política contemporánea
October 20, 2016
Stevie Nicks sur l’importance du romantique
October 20, 2016
Stevie Nicks habla sobre la importancia de ser una romántica
October 20, 2016
Stevie Nicks, die Romantikerin
October 19, 2016
Helado Negro habla sobre escoger la honestidad sobre la estrategia
October 10, 2016
Anohniが語る、芸術とビジネスと音楽業界
October 6, 2016
Matthew Barneyが語る、アイダホ州
October 3, 2016
Philip Glass sur comment maîtriser son œuvre et en vivre
October 3, 2016
Philip Glass habla sobre controlar tu producto y recibir ingresos por lo que haces
October 3, 2016
Philip Glass darüber, wie man die Kontrolle über seine Arbeit behält und dafür bezahlt wird
September 27, 2016
が語る、自然とテクノロジー
September 27, 2016
Björk revient sur la nature et la technologie
September 27, 2016
Björk habla sobre la naturaleza y la tecnología
September 27, 2016
Björk über Natur und Technologie