Punk rock legend Patti Smith tells aspiring artists to leave New York City

Patti Smith’s quote: “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities. Detroit. Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city.”

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Katie Spotz Rows Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean

Katie Spotz Solo Atlantic Crossing

On January 3, 2010, Katie Spotz embarked on a solo ocean rowing crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, in a planned 2,473 mile westward route from Senegal to French Guiana. En route she altered course, increasing the total distance by approximately 400 miles, setting Georgetown, Guyana as the terminus for a total distance of 2,817 miles.

Disjecta Art Gallery

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Since 2000, this Portland contemporary art hub has been creatively provoking, exploring, inspiring and sticking sharp elbows in the ribs of cultural complacency.

Originally hammered out of an abandoned Masonic Temple Disjecta exposed a void in accessible exhibition space, housing more than 500 shows, ushering in 3,000 artists and more than 30,000 patrons.

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12 Questions: Bryan Suereth of Disjecta

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12 Questions: Bryan Suereth of Disjecta

What brings you to work everyday? The thought of a better life. And staying active to thwart the onset of Alzheimer’s.

What sacred cows have you tipped lately? Cow tipping was a phenomenon that did actually occur in my hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Kyle Hollingsworth Meet & Greet at the Portland Pub

As an avid homebrewer for many years, Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist of The String Cheese Incident, has long been a fan of microbrews and specialty beers and has found the perfect way to blend his love of brewing with his love for music.

Bravely Done artist salute: Mount Eerie

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It takes a certain kind of person to want to hole up in a cabin in Norway for the winter…ALONE.

Bravely Done artist salute: Everest

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Where do you go after touring the world, playing arenas with the likes of Neil Young, Wilco, and Death Cab For Cutie, skipping from show to show via a small plane the way Buddy Holly used to do?

Nas Chompas

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BRAVELY DONE: Your artwork has a strong Northwest vibe; lots of pine trees, rickety ships and friendly bears, are you from these parts?

NAS: Not originally. I'm from San Diego but moved up here a few years back. I think it’s pretty accurate to say that everything I've made since the move has changed a lot.

Bravely Done artist salute: Jason Ricci & New Blood

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“Openly Gay” bodes well for the guy. Gay or not gay, we could care less. It’s the “openly” part we especially dig. Open. Honest. Stand-up. Without a net. Hey, you can’t go through life walking on egg-shells. (What kind of bland, forgettable, lowest-common-denominator beer would we end up churning out that way?) Anyway, on to the real issue: music.

Tim Brenner

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BRAVELY DONE: Have you always done silkscreen printing as your metho

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