Category Archives: James Smith

Creativity Prompted By The Election Result

Talented and enterprising singer/songwriter Nancy Kells felt compelled to contact us directly after the Presidential election results came in, “I’m very, very worried!” she said, “this feels like a bad dream. How is it possible for a misogynist-race-baiting-bullying-con-man be President of the country I love?” Nancy was expressing the outrage felt by many, especially in the creative community. But, instead

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Contrasts.

Acclaimed caricaturist Steve Brodner was commissioned by The Village Voice to live-illustrate the antics onstage at the Republican National Convention – covering everyone from Rudy Giuliani and Antonio Sabato Jr. to Rick Perry and Donald Trump himself. Brodner, a frequent commentator on Life Elsewhere put down his sketchpad and pencils for a few moments to share some of his adroit observations. You’ll hear what

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New Discoveries!

Bob Proehl’s career history is not easy to identify because he writes with apparent expertise on relationships, comic book conventions, monsters, time travelers, and  even robots in his debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. It turns out the native of Buffalo, New York, worked as a bookseller, a DJ, a record store owner, and a bartender. Occupations he clearly recalled for his witty, charming

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