Born from the First Line: An interview with writers Samuel Ligon and Robert Lopez

“The story is always born out of and somehow resides in that first line, but there is a blind discovery in the process of putting it together because I have no idea what might happen or how it might happen, or should happen.”

Cutting Through the Distractions: An interview with Battle Trance composer Travis LaPlante

Battle Trance is a genre-defying saxophone quartet that crosses boundaries between avant-garde jazz, classical music, ambient, and world music.

Erika Diamond: Object to Artifact

“I’m interested in documenting the traces we leave behind and the marks we leave upon each other.”

The Musician Is More Important than the Instrument: An Interview with Brent Bagwell

“We wanted to really dig in and develop the nuance and unspoken understanding that only comes when bands feel that camaraderie that stems from the hours of rehearsal and the interstitial time and the stupid jokes.”

Artist to Artists: Shaun Cassidy’s Prompts for prompt

Insights into the creative parameters for an artwork, from one artist to another.

Honesty, Daring, and Love: The Poetry of Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley's poems all take risks. Hers are poems you want to share with people who live for poetry, who are ambivalent about it, and who fear it.

George Kuchar: Demented in All the Best Ways

An interview with George Kuchar expert Andrew Lampert about Kuchar’s work and his personal relationship with the legendary filmmaker.

The Cyclical Nature of the Universe is Part of the Journey

Sheila Mullen reflects on the simple act of completion, which gives reverence to the process and the journey.

Life Forms and Their Environment: The Art of Tomoo Kitamura

Exploring the possibilities inherent in both nature and man through the art of McColl Center Alumnus Artist Tomoo Kitamura.

Far-Flung Inspirations: An Interview with Trio Red Space’s Tim Daisy

Trio Red Space is an all-star band led by acclaimed drummer and composer Tim Daisy. Their energetic tunes offer consistent surprises, seamlessly straddling the line between written material and improvisation.