Design By Humans

Speech of Arrested Development talks new music and embraces lessons learned from past mistakes

One of several conscious rap crews in the early 90’s, which included A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Jungle Brothers, Todd “Speech” Thomas co-founded hip-hop group Arrested Development alongside former member and DJ Timothy “Headliner” Barnwell. AD crafted music and lyrics that not only resonated in black communities, but in countries More...

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By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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We Talk with Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush

I interviewed Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush at their new space in the Flatiron district. This recently opened new space is a real departure in the best possible sense with a vibrant industrial More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre discusses new music and playing live

Martin Barre’s name tops the list of the very best rock guitarists…ever. At times subtle, at times heavy, at times blues, folksy, and whatever else is needed (and not just playing guitar but mandolin, bouzouki, More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Collagist and Illustrator Cynthia Parsons McDaniel discusses being part of the Mid-Year exhibition at the National Academy of Art and Museum

The National Academy is a lively community of artists dedicated to arts in America. Founded in 1825, a group of artists and architects including Thomas Cole, Samuel F.B. Morse and Asher B. Durand and many others More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Todd Haynes discusses his new film Carol

One of my very favorite directors, Todd Haynes has made another incredible film, this time about two women. Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Bob Forrest Talks About Surviving…and Songs

You know him as the counselor wearing the hat on Celebrity Rehab, but Bob Forrest is a musician of the highest order. Fronting L.A. bands Thelonious Monster and The Bicycle Thief, Forrest is a songwriter/vocalist/author More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Illustrator and Cartoonist Mike Tofanelli Discusses his Work

Wholly turned on by his recent Warriors cover for The Village Voice, looking into all artist Mike Tofanelli has managed over his career you will be as gobsmacked as I was by the man’s caricature talent as the More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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We talk with Jesse Kornbluth about his first novel Married Sex: A Love Story

Writer, critic and author, Jesse Kornbluth created HeadButler.com a website curating items for your head. A concierge at your fingertips recommending the best intellectual and interesting products. He’s a pure More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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We Talk with Film Director and Photographer Jerry Schatzberg

Faye Dunaway (1967). Photo credit: Jerry Schatzberg Bronx-born Jerry Schatzberg has taken some of the most memorable images, not only in his groundbreaking 60s fashion spreads and portraits of icons including Andy More...

By Chanda Jones On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Donn T walks us through 5 songs off her new album Flight of the Donn T

Getting the opportunity to converse with singer/songwriter Donn T about her second full length album Flight of the Donn T proved to be an astonishing, unpredictable excursion. Foregoing the traditional style interview, More...