Laura Scheriau

In this installment of Ex Arte, Laura Scheriau talks about inspiration in generation Dragon Ball Z with German artist, and soon-to-be tattooist, Christina Becher, aka Izzy.

Prior to discussing the four pictures, Christina explains her passion, and where the urge and inspiration for her art comes from.


Phil Hanrahan

Writer’s Notes is a series that invites writers to detail their projects at any stage in their process. In this third installment by author Phil Hanrahan, he discusses his research trip and continuing work on a book about the Burren College of Art in western Ireland’s singular Burren region. The book is currently titled Moonlight in County Clare.

Simone Wolff

Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
by David Margolick
Other Press (2013), 320 pages


The Mantle

Recently, our Editor in Chief Shaun Randol had the opportunity to sit down with Josh Scheer at KPFK Radio to chat about The Mantle, our new publishing imprint, and the curious world of social media.

Emma Diltz

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Laura Scheriau

In the fourth edition of The Beat, our series of interviews with musicians, meet Pablo Sirvand, an up and coming Mexican singer-songwriter. 

Opening the interview, and to get an idea of his music taste, I asked Pablo to open his digital music library, turn on shuffle and tell me the first three songs that appeared. The first song that came up was “Intentions” by The Whitest Boy Alive. Next was “We Take Care of Our Own” by Bruce Springsteen, followed by “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.

And on that note...

Laura Scheriau

Matthew Everatt is an installation artist from the UK who embraces film as a means to affect our sense of reality. His work reflects a combination of moving images and photography, the result of an action or occurrence that he´s either staged or stumbled upon. The results are deceptive. Instead of studying the fine techniques of photography as an art form, Everatt prefers to play around with light and shadow, dimensions, and digital editing to create the desired effects.

Jessica Pishko

Writer's Notes is a series that invites writers to detail their projects at any stage in their process. Writer Jessica Pishko parses her memories as a first year law student and of the summer she worked on a death penalty case in North Carolina for her debut novel A Trial for Grace.


Niki Singleton

What happens when our basic human right to give food to each other is hijacked and made illegal by authorities? Last month, a Texas chef, Joan Cheever - who has been giving to those in need for more than 10 years - was fined $2,000. Cheever will be fighting the fine in Municipal Court on June 23, by arguing that under the 1999 Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she has a right to serve food to the homeless because she considers it a free exercis