What Comedy Taught Me About Race And Politics
To me, race and politics always seemed like such gimmicky, easy topics in standup. And then I tried doing standup myself, and it completely changed my mind.
How To Avoid Life’s Biggest Regret
The things we’re always putting off, our big dreams, also happen to be the biggest regrets of those about to die.
It’s Time To Rethink Creativity
The potential for creativity to transform our lives and world is unparalleled. But first we need to fundamentally change how we think about it.
To Be An Artist Is To Be A Rebel
Usually when we talk about what it means to make art, we think of rebellion as optional. This is why it is not. Not even close.
Your Brain Is Stupid
We have become so dependent on rationality that we have made ourselves stupid. It is time to become smart again. But to do that, we need to stop relying on our brains.
How I Met Elliott Smith
How a simple video game review written by Elliott Smith changed my life and taught me why art mattered.
The Lie That Drugs And Mental Instability Make Us Great Artists
Man, do artists love the myth of drug dependence and emotional instability being the key to unlocking their creativity. Only one problem: they’re dangerously wrong.
Originality Is Overrated
Why sequels, clickbait, and imitation hold the secret to true creative expression.
Writing Is For The Weak
The world says that whatever we do, we should be strong. And if it pains us to share our work, or get attacked for it, we aren’t cut out to create. Hogwash.
Stop Telling Me Art Doesn’t Matter
Enough with this idea that art and creativity are luxuries. But they are necessities. As important as science, medicine, and religion.