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Galvanizer by James Miile

When Will We Return?

The truth is I don’t know. I DO know that this site and its interviews and articles will live on forever. SO was strong for four years – it has much life left.

Judah Friedlander by Seth Olenick

Seth Olenick & ‘Funny Business’ — On The Side, They’re Just Normal People

Back when I was in the cubicle-land of the gainfully employed, I found one of the nicest things about a steady paycheck was being able to pay my bills and […]

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Playful & Pretty: An Interview With Artist Soosan Joon Silanee

Soosan Joon Silanee is a fantastic, smile promoting artist in NYC. Her illustrations go down so smooth, a Shel Silverstein/Dr. Seuss blend with a dash of fashion and a sophisticated, […]

Andreas Nitschke

A Quick Chat With Artist Andreas Nitschke

Serial Optimist gets more artist submissions than I can count each day, and when we choose to feature one, it’s not just because we like the art, it’s because of […]

Paz de la Huerta by Darren Ankenman

Interview With Photographer Darren Ankenman

I’ve been a fan of photographer Darren Ankenman for a few years now. I didn’t know much about him, but after he did a stellar shoot with the band Other Lives, who […]

Matt Braunger, Marc Maron & Brendon Walsh by Leigh Righton

Photographer Leigh Righton Spent 72 Hours At The Vancouver Comedy Fest With Marc Maron, Matt Braunger & Brendon Walsh

For me, a photographer’s job is equal parts documentarian and storyteller, capturing the essence of a particular moment or creating one within their frame. Despite my roots shooting live music, for the […]

Art by Jennifer Lewis

Classic Children’s Books Starring ‘Parks & Recreation’ Characters!

Artist Jennifer Lewis is creating prime “Parks and Recreation” delight over at Flavorwire. We love all things Parks and Rec, but we are obsessing over these classic children’s books featuring […]


Tamar Levine’s ‘Twenty-Two Date Palm Way’

One of our favorite photographers, Tamar Levine (who we chatted with a few months ago and fell in love with), just put out a video that is in every single […]

By Alizée Lafon

Movie Hipster Kits

French filmaker, graphic designer and all around way talented artists Alizée Lafon has a created a killer set of “hipster kits.” They are movie and television shows posters in a minimal style […]

Posters by Sign-Feld

Sign-Feld Doing ‘Seinfeld’ Pretty

Really in love with the simplistic and perfectly “Seinfeld” quote-curated posters over at Sign-Feld. Nice design plus some of the best “Seinfeld” quotes equals a great addition to any space […]

The Fur Rises by Jenny Parks


WOW! So in love with the super fun art by Jenny Parks. Jenny is a scientific illustrator and a “shameless nerd,” which makes her pretty much shoot to the top […]


‘Hanksy: It’s A Punderful Life’

From greeting card pun master to one of the most buzzed about modern street artists, learn about Hanksy, in his first documentary that premiered on Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER […]


What Turned You On? SXSW Edition: Gretta Rochelle, David Schelzel & Charles Cave

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]


Dana Falconberry Sans Unicorn Costume: An Interview

Dana Falconberry has been on our music radar for quite some time now. Hailing from Michigan with the goal of music on her mind, Dana has become an Austin native […]