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A Note from Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s Keynote Address in 2012 to the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, remains one of the most inspiring speeches to young creative minds in recent years. This excerpt is meant to keep you creating your art, whatever it may be, on good days and the bad days too. Refer back here whenever you… Continue reading A Note from Neil Gaiman

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Make Good Art — by Neil Gaiman

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you're walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart… Continue reading Make Good Art — by Neil Gaiman

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How Mix Tapes Defined My Childhood

I got my first mix tape in fifth grade. My first crush gave it to me. On it was a smattering of Jesus Jones and Living Colour. I used to play that thing on every road trip my parents dragged me on. I’d sit huddled in the back seat of the car, with my bright… Continue reading How Mix Tapes Defined My Childhood

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My Interview with Songwriter Tori Amos

  On the road from her Sinful Attraction Tour, Tori Amos discussed creative forces, spirituality, celebrity motherhood, and what it means to be a woman in music. I was fortunate to interview the songwriter for Nuvo in 2009, in preview of her summer concert at the Murat Theatre. She was soft-spoken and humble over the phone but a whirlwind… Continue reading My Interview with Songwriter Tori Amos