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Mixtape Monday: Grab Bag

Mixtape Monday: Grab Bag

Mixtape Monday: Grab Bag
Mixtape Monday: Disappear Here

Mixtape Monday: Disappear Here

Anon Magazine Mixtape Monday: Disappear Here
Mixtape Monday: Heavy Rocker

Mixtape Monday: Heavy Rocker

Bob Seger & the Last Herd – “Heavy Music” Girlschool – “Take It All Away” Natural Child – “Laid, Paid, and Strange” Dinos Boys – “Knee High” The Riffs – “Johnny Too High” Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – “City Slang” Bored – “Where Eagles Dare” (Misfits Cover) Testors – “Time is Mine” The Skunks – “Earthquake...
Mixtape Monday: The Reputations Takeover!

Mixtape Monday: The Reputations Takeover!

As part of The Reputations taking over the site today they have put together one of the best mixtapes for getting yourself feeling right before putting that shine on tonight getting optimistic for the new year! Check in on our Instagram throughout the day to see what they are up to. Read more about The...
Film Review: Bumblebee Rules!

Film Review: Bumblebee Rules!

Don't ask a film rooted in time stamped nostalgia to entertain you, ask it to transport you back once more into the Neverland of your heart. Bumblebee will not not let you down!
THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

THRIVE: Side-hustles, passion, and using a blowtorch in an NYC apartment with jewelry designer Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This week I’m chatting with Kaitlyn Usher of The Roving, a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. I wanted to pick her brain about her side-hustle, the jewelry she creates and where she finds her customers. 1. When did you decide to...
THRIVE: Aligning Your Passions, Finding Wholeness and Creative Work with Kate Hayes

THRIVE: Aligning Your Passions, Finding Wholeness and Creative Work with Kate Hayes

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    This month I am interviewing Kate Hayes an independent leadership coach about finding wholeness, what coaching is really all about, and getting to the center of your creative work.   1. I love being a “slash” personality. I am a writer/poet/brand manager you’re a Leadership...
THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

THRIVE: Non-Traditional Work & Getting Over Fear of Money with the Wealthy Witch

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.  This month I am interviewing Natalie Taggart of Wealthy Witch about making big life changes, working with fear and our relationships with money. 1. You created Wealthy Witch after facing your own life shift, from corporate to your true path. How did...
Artists On Our Radar: Marlene Juliane Schindler Instagram Takeover

Artists On Our Radar: Marlene Juliane Schindler Instagram Takeover

  With such a plethora of social media content and artists to sift through online, we were stoked to come across Marlene Juliane Schindler‘s drawings and artwork on Instagram. Strikingly honest in her portrayal of beauty and bodies, her figures’ expressions exude uncompromising intimacy with each piece of art telling their own story. We had...
Thrive: 10 Things About Creativity I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

Thrive: 10 Things About Creativity I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Hi Thrivers! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a list and with all this great weather in New York this week I’ve been feeling motivated to be ~*creative*~. Only, I didn’t know where to put my energy and I am feeling...
Dear Thrive: How to Stay Motivated After a Success

Dear Thrive: How to Stay Motivated After a Success

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: I recently had some work published in a lit mag and I was so excited! But ever since then I’m having trouble creating anything new. Was that my one great success? Am I all dried up now? -Overwhelmed  ...
ANON Magazine Issue 9 - "The Future Is Ours"

ANON Magazine Issue 9 – “The Future Is Ours”

Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Thrive: When Life Prevents Creation

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   I’m sure you’ve noticed that life gets in the way of art often and even the most extroverted of artists can crave solitude and consistent days to get their best work done. But the world won’t create this space for us,...
We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

We Are All Beautiful and Gross: An Interview with Margalit Cutler

  Based out of New York, Margalit Cutler‘s artwork struck us as totally bold, totally honest, and totally refreshing. From her animations, sculptures, illustrations and mini-comics, Cutler has created commissioned pieces for Rookie Mag and Protocols and updates her Instagram regularly with original and eye-catching work. She took some time out of her schedule to...
THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

THRIVE: The Joy of a Good Cry

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Every two weeks I jump up here and I ask you to be vulnerable and brave and to explore deep regions of yourselves and your art. It’s not really fair if I don’t do the same, so this week I want to...
THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

THRIVE: Why Does Spring Make Me Feel Trapped?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Have you felt it? The soul-sucking energy of March? It’s here. I don’t know why I needed Timehop to remind me that I feel the same way every year, every March. I am tired, I am defeated, I am feeling...
Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Thrive: What Self Care for Artists Looks Like

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Self care has been a buzzword for a while now– it’s everywhere! What I’ve found is that while self care should be defined by each individual, it helps to get some tips and tricks to get you started. Sadly I found that there...
Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Thrive: Selling Your Work vs. Selling Out

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week we’re focusing on selling as a creative. Whatever the medium, the dream is to be able to make a living off of our work without compromising the art. It can be hard to strike this balance and even harder...
The Face Plant that Woke a Bus

The Face Plant that Woke a Bus

  The Face Plant That Woke a Bus   The Number 5 bus brings together students, shoppers, seniors and the blind, normally quietly. But on Sunday afternoon, one face plant got everyone talking. “Oh shit!” the man yelled as he tripped onto the bus stopped at 45th and Guadalupe. A ponytailed man in the back...
From Cuba With Love

From Cuba With Love

Photographer: Amber Rana ( Instagram )   Cuba is a country stuck in time: vintage cars from the 50’s and mid-century modern architecture painted in beautiful pastels. Although beautiful, buildings are crumbling and there is a lack of technology. However, it was refreshing to be off the grid and take in the culture, people, and...
Dear Thrive - How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

Dear Thrive – How Do I Start My Personal Essay?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive- When writing personal essays do you start with a story from your life you understand or do you use the writing of the essay to make connections? I want to start writing pieces like this but I never...
Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You've Got

Thrive Anti-Resolution: Do What You Can With What You’ve Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Happy New Year! We have officially made it through our first week of 2018. I hope you are all still feeling the energy of last week as we and those around us felt the cleansing power of a calendar flip and...
Artists On Our Radar: Sue Gent

Artists On Our Radar: Sue Gent

Website || Instagram || Facebook   Sue Gent is an illustrator based near Bristol, UK. She is inspired by mythology, history and the natural world, and her work combines traditional techniques  such as linocut, screen-printing, pen and ink, and painting with software to create bold and colourful illustrations. She works mainly in editorial illustration, and...
Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Thrive Presents: Surviving the Holidays with Your Relatives

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   The year is winding down and we are all exhausted, partied out (or still partying), and thinking about new beginnings. We’re also reflecting on the year — accomplishments, disappointments, regrets. In short, it’s a tough time of year and nothing makes...
Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Dear Thrive: Best Advice I Ever Got

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   This week I am taking a moment to reflect on the best advice I’ve ever received and share that with all of you here on THRIVE. When I was in the 7th grade I had an English teacher that we all...
My Urban Jungle by Paula Horstman

My Urban Jungle by Paula Horstman

Writer / Photographer: Paula Horstman ( Twitter )   My Urban Jungle Two prints on steps Press down, I’m forceful Run right Turn left Stay straight And now I’m walking Walking so free See myself in the day Myself In the night The same building, Goes from blue to grey Walks on the grid Walks...
Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

Dear Thrive: How Do I Explain My Work to New Friends?

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.   Dear Thrive: Once upon a time I was really into photography, but then I stopped for a whole bunch of different reasons, mostly related to a day job. I want to get back into it but it has been YEARS...
Poetry by PJ Carmichael

Poetry by PJ Carmichael

Poetry by: PJ Carmichael ( Instagram ) PJ Carmichael is a poet, writer, artist, adventurer, and spiritualist from Wakefield, Massachusetts. His work focuses on his interaction with and the contrast between the natural world and the urban environment. He currently runs Mass Love Distro, a multimedia production and distribution endeavor.   Sunday Night A welcome caress...
Artists On Our Radar: Hakim Callwood

Artists On Our Radar: Hakim Callwood

Illustrator / Designer: Hakim Callwood ( Instagram )   Hakim Callwood is a 24 year old freelance illustrator/designer from Columbus, Ohio. His work ranges from painting, animation, and teaching. His influences stem from Japanese animation, video games, and comic art. His long term goal is to create educational hands on visual art workspaces. You can...
Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can't Finish It

Dear Thrive: I Started My Novel, But Now I Can’t Finish It

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, Last year I started a novel, and I’m stuck halfway through. I love where it’s going, but don’t know how to get started again. Help!! Love, Novel Idea Dear Novel Idea, Congratulations on even getting started. I always make it...
Dear Thrive: My Casual Relationship Ended, How Do I Mend?

Dear Thrive: My Casual Relationship Ended, How Do I Mend?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, My casual relationship just ended and even though we weren’t serious, the end of this still hurts. Not as much as my last serious relationship but enough to put me in a funk. How do I get over yet another rejection? Signed, Casually...
Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Friday the 13th: Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror

Nostalgia, Films, and a Celebration of Fictional Occult Terror By Jay Armstrong     Take some advice from a dude sitting in his boxers eating three day old cold pizza; find something you geek about and celebrate it. Ask those around you to celebrate it with you. Make it a THING. Maybe you are a...
Dear Thrive: Do I Have Time for a Pet?

Dear Thrive: Do I Have Time for a Pet?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I really would like to get a dog but I’m not sure how to work it into all my commitments. Any advice? -Need a Fur Baby Dear Fur Baby, I absolutely love my dog, Ajax, and having him has added...
The Buffalo Do

The Buffalo Do

Short Story by: E.S. Sparks E.S. Sparks is a writer and artist based in New Orleans, LA. You can find more of her work here.   At the tail end of her dream, nudged awake by Miles, Mona again saw the sad janitor leave his bar stool and walk out into the sweltering night. She...
Dear Thrive: Why Do I Have to Spend to Make Friends?

Dear Thrive: Why Do I Have to Spend to Make Friends?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I work full time, but I am always too broke to really go out. What’s a good way to meet people that doesn’t involve spending much money or no money at all? Love, Cheap Thrills — Dear Cheap Thrills, It...
Future Feminism Exhibition at 'O' Space

Future Feminism Exhibition at ‘O’ Space

  While no teleportation machines exist (yet), for those fortunate enough to be in Denmark this weekend you’ll want to attend the closing weekend of FUTURE FEMINISM, an iconic feminist performance series from Anohni, Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine. Running from mid-August to its closing night on September 3rd, FUTURE FEMINISM combines performances, talks, workshops...
Controlling the Common Cold

Controlling the Common Cold

Controlling the Common Cold by Melissa Hall ( Instagram / Twitter )   Melissa Hall received her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She currently lives in Austin, Texas where she tutors English and writing to students with learning disabilities. In her spare time, Melissa volunteers as a grant writer for a...
Dear Thrive: My Creativity Has Dried Up

Dear Thrive: My Creativity Has Dried Up

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, I haven’t created anything in a month. Have I dried up? Is this it? Do I give up now? -Beyond Saving — Dear Beyond, I want to be as sensitive to your plight as I can be, because while we...
Dear Thrive: Help! I Wanna Create Full Time

Dear Thrive: Help! I Wanna Create Full Time

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, How do I transition from a normal job to pursuing my dream job as an artist/creative? -Lost in Corp-landia — Dear Corp-landia, Sadly for us artists, there is no obvious ladder to climb when it comes to creative work. Folks...
Poetry by PJ Carmichael

Poetry by PJ Carmichael

  Poetry by: PJ Carmichael ( Instagram ) PJ Carmichael is a poet, writer, artist, adventurer, and spiritualist from Wakefield, Massachusetts. His work focuses on his interaction with and the contrast between the natural world and the urban environment. He currently runs Mass Love Distro, a multimedia production and distribution endeavor.     Some Nights The...
Dear Thrive: Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Listen?

Dear Thrive: Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Listen?

Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused. Dear Thrive, What is it that makes some of us ready to pounce, ready to make the necessary change, while others flounder, become apathetic, or dig their feet into the ground even more? We remain closed for any number of reasons. What...
Pulled Carrots Recipe

Pulled Carrots Recipe

Pulled Carrots Recipe by Kate Loar   Ingredients: 4-6 large carrots 1 T vegetable oil 1 small onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ c BBQ sauce (or enough to cover carrots) Liquid smoke, a few drops   Preparation: Julienne the carrots. Heat the oil over medium and saute the onion and garlic. Add...
Dear Thrive: Meeting New People Sucks

Dear Thrive: Meeting New People Sucks

  Welcome to Thrive! A weekly advice column for creatives and the generally confused.    Dear Thrive: How do people, like, MEET people now that we don’t live in the dorms?! I have NO idea. Love, H.K. — Dear H.K., Colleges and universities are environments built with one thing in mind: to keep their students...
Creation Stories, David Lynch, Existentialism, and Jazz: Instrumental Review

Creation Stories, David Lynch, Existentialism, and Jazz: Instrumental Review

  Creation Stories, David Lynch, Existentialism, and Jazz: Instrumental Review By Colin O’Neill   There are two passions in my life (three if you count beer, and four if you count crippling self-doubt): Comics and music. They tend to overtake one another consistently. In junior high music was life. Days in class would be me...
Interview Series: Rayne and MJ on Gender Confirmation Surgery

Interview Series: Rayne and MJ on Gender Confirmation Surgery

  Currently residing in Austin, TX, sisters Rayne and MJ have created a series of web videos discussing first hand transgender experiences. Transitioning to a female about six years ago, Rayne faced many challenges and has come a long way on her journey since 2011 — learning how to pass, starting on hormones, going to...
Driving Around with TBS

Driving Around with TBS

Driving Around with TBS Words by Melissa Hall ( Instagram / Twitter ) Melissa Hall received her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She currently lives in Austin, Texas where she tutors English and writing to students with learning disabilities. In her spare time, Melissa volunteers as a grant writer for a...
Goldilocks and the Three

Goldilocks and the Three

Goldilocks and the Three   Brenna Ehrlich Brenna.Ehrlich@gmail.com   “Happy Birthday to you,” Min’s mom and sister crooned off-key as the animatronic bears lurched to life. Papa Bear, or at least what Min imagined to be the papa bear (as he was wearing a snappy fedora), windmilled his taxidermied arm across his cherry candy-colored guitar,...
After Egg

After Egg

After Egg By E. S. Sparks ( Instagram ) Inquiries: erica.s.sparks@gmail.com     The young woman met her friend at 2:15 for brunch. She would only be in New York for the long weekend and wanted to make the most of it, see everyone. Miriam had been gently urging her to visit and she wanted...
Artists On Our Radar: Luis Roa

Artists On Our Radar: Luis Roa

Artist: Luis Roa ( Instagram ) Based in Austin, TX, Luis Roa’s inspiration for his artwork stems from his interest in nature and old religious worlds.   Coyona   Deathmask   Flowerhead   Totem  
Artists On Our Radar: Gabriele Puglisi

Artists On Our Radar: Gabriele Puglisi

Artist: Gabriele Puglisi ( Instagram )    Gabriele Puglisi is a visual artist and poet based in Verona, Italy, combining both mediums through an often mysterious and ambiguous vision. His art tells stories or sometimes merely a gesture. He published his first collection of poems entitled “I’ve Been Hoodwinked by the Scent of Roses” via...

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