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Do you remember when elections were ugly but not yet toxic? Back in 2008 we started to make a documentary about the poet Sparrow's run for the presidency. He runs every 4 years, but it consists of performances like standing on the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Avenue and proclaiming, "Don't vote for me". He also publishes...

Once my band had put our first single we decided to tour. The task of booking fell to me as I was the least employed member of the band. At the time I worked as a bike messenger and PA which gave me a good deal of freedom. In addition I was also a sperm donor. ...

[caption id="attachment_19940" align="aligncenter" width="2592"] in the woods behind our house where we scattered some of Dad's ashes[/caption] This morning a friend of mine posted a video that I made for a song by my band Sleepyhead. It was a profoundly emotional experience because as time has passed both the song and the images have accrued a great deal of new...

[caption id="attachment_19934" align="aligncenter" width="1629"] Sander Hicks exhausted after a day of protest at the Republican National Convention 2000[/caption] 16 years ago I shot at my first convention. We were in Philly for the Republican shindig following around Sander Hicks who was in the process of re-publishing a discredited bio of GW Bush. We didn't think of ourselves as activists but...

heartbreak hotel from rumur on Vimeo. My friend Toby was telling me the other night that in high school he played bass in a band partly to get girls. It wasn't working out that well for him. After high school he had to make a decision - try to get girls by being in a band or by starting...

We all live in our own little bubbles. There's no avoiding it; it's just the nature of "culture". We can work to step outside them, but it does require sustained effort, and we often slip back in to these bubbles before we even realize it. Sometimes though, the information just flows so heavy and so strong that the...