Jesse Thorn's tenacity may well be his defining characteristic. He graduated the same college the same year as me and kept right on doing what he had done all along. At first that meant sticking around the radio station and then taking the scary plunge into the world of podcasting when making a living in the field was a laughable dream at best (though things, arguably, haven't changed all that much on that front). It's a fork in the road we all face sooner or later — adjust the dream or stay and fight. To hear Jesse tell it, it was the simple fact of not having a choice at all that made that choice so simple. When no one wants you for anything else, what's the harm in continuing to do what you want to do?
In the latest RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviews Art Spiegelman. (And don't miss Brian's previous interview with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.) READ THE REST
In the latest episode of the RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviews Julie Klausner, the New York City-based author, podcaster, and comedy writer-performer. READ THE REST
In the latest episode of the RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviews the host of the long-running true-story live performance and podcast, The Moth. READ THE REST
We know your job may be pretty rough and has very little room for any artistic license, and that's something you miss about having free time. College was a great place to get in some creative writing classes and put the strange world into words, but those days are long gone and the novel you… READ THE REST
Jigsaw puzzles have been around forever and serve us in a variety of ways. From providing us a unique form of artistic entertainment to helping us keep our minds sharp, they serve as a multi-function intellectual and artistic tool. There never seems to be an end to their allure as we can tear them down… READ THE REST
Messes happen and they happen often both in life and in the home. And, while we can't help you with your personal problems, those floors look like they could use some TLC, and we can offer just the thing. Grab the Orfeld H01 Cordless Stick Vacuum and make your home look brand new. Designed with… READ THE REST