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Why I’m Obsessed with ‘Back to the Future’

I remember the magic moment when I watched; gripping the edge of the seat as my preteen crush Marty McFly stood on the gas and hit 88 mph. The Flux capacitor lit up in all its glory—sending him back in time. I was hooked. Something about the way the DeLorean transported Michael J. Fox’s character… Continue reading Why I’m Obsessed with ‘Back to the Future’

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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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Neil Gaiman on the Importance of Storytelling

“Writer’s cannibalize everything they are.” Neil Gaiman has it right. We cannibalize our dreams, our memories and our emotions, he says, and eventually, our words become stories. For Gaiman, critically-acclaimed author of American Gods and The Sandman, to name a few, the pieces of himself he digs deep into become works of fiction, children’s stories,… Continue reading Neil Gaiman on the Importance of Storytelling