The thrill of online publishing

There’s a little bit of a thrill in publishing online. Thinking and writing out loud makes you vulnerable to criticism. But if you ship something new every day, you’ll get better at connecting with people and clarifying your ideas. Sometimes it’s better to be done and then be perfect. So many people make excuses for […]

Write a memoir to make sense of your life

“Why write? To write. To make something.” Claude Simon Most people think of writing as a creative outlet. But it’s also an instrument for coping. According to recent studies, writing your own memoir has various psychological benefits. Whether for private eyes or for public viewing, writing extensively about traumatic events helps you break free from the cage […]

Between convention and originality, Vivian Maier’s color work

Amid convention and rebellion, the artist vacillates from Jeckyl to Hyde. The artist uses cash to pay for the sex — the stuff they wish they were doing for a living. Vivian Maier was a babysitter who in her off-hours roamed the streets of Chicago with her 35mm color camera capturing beautiful everyday moments. Maier didn’t […]