Meet The Subway Singer Behind One Of The UK’s Biggest Dance Hits

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Damon C. Scott’s underground story that is changing music and lives.

Stop Being a Zombie In Your Life And Relationship: Awaken To The Fire Of Passion

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Steven Lake brings us some inspired thoughts about the importance of passion in life and love.

Soldier, Athlete, Artist: The Sunny Side of Mr. Creo

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‘I’m losing a little, but I’m using everything I’ve got,’ says the 90-year-old artist Leonard Creo, for whom old age means working harder to achieve less than what he was used to doing before.

Starting the Creative Life Afresh


If you’re in a creative slump here’s how to resurrect and rejuvenate your inner artist.

Going the Distance: Every Runner has a Reason


Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner.

An American Artist in Thailand’s Largest Slum


Phil America spent weeks living in a typical tiny house in a Klong Toey Slum, learning about a culture that most of us don’t know exists.

Hollywood’s Legendary ‘Tough Guy’ Immortalizes His Gay Father

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Dillan DiGiovanni admires how Robert De Niro is coming out about his father’s sexuality. The well-known actor, Robert De Niro, like many men, wasn’t able to reach a place of acceptance and respect for his father’s sexuality until recently. But, as the old saying goes, better late than never. Having come to terms with the truth […]

Painter’s Journey: Uncertain Beginnings to Artist-Activist

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Joe Concra works to right injustices with his artwork and as co-founder of the O+ Festival, during which artists and musicians barter with healthcare providers.

“Should Writers/Artists Focus on the Process, not the Result?”


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The Philly Drummer Boy: A Carol of Drums

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Drumming in the snow, drumming night and day, playing different grooves and fills along the way. Bells on cymbals ring, making spirits bright, oh what fun is to play the drums all day and night!

You’re Black; So Why Do You Talk White?

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Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.

Why I’m Tired of Being Told What a Man Is


Being a man involves a range of experiences, actions and thoughts, says Alex Finis. And quite frankly, he’s tired of being told what those things are supposed to be.

Protector, Provider, Comforter, Confidante: 10 Questions About Gender

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JJ Vincent asked a 50-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Lucky Number Seven: An Interview With Superstar Comics Artist @JamalIgle


Lucky Number Seven is a a brief interview with someone interesting in the public eye, chopped into easily consumed tidbits of data for your brain space. This time we sit down with superstar artist Jamal Igle, who just dropped the pint sized powerhouse Molly Danger on Free Comic Book Day.

One Communities’ Trash is an Artist’s Tapestry (Video)

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Artist, Ethan Estess, makes art from what he salvages at the city dump.

The Importance of Black Male Mental Health

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Anthony Carter is black, male, gay — and definitely not crazy. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about mental health.