#56 Annestine Bae

AnneStine B. is a true multidimesional creative being. After leaving Norway for Copenhagen where she competed in the barista world championships, she eventually found herself in NYC. She now finds herself balancing life as a stylist, creative director, foodie, editor and publisher of Brutal Magazine. We catch up in the East Village's 6BC botanical Garden. Discussion includes: 

  • Defining brutal and weird
  • The transitions of emotions when things end
  • Creative collaborations to raise funds to support your work
  • Making it as an artist in NYC
  • The frustrations and potential with the modern commercial art market 
  • The art world’s jello cake mix of talent and money
  • Putting value toward work that connects with people
  • Beyond boring corporate mediocrity with authentic hooks
  • Building collectives and networks filled with authentic people for scale
  • Making death exciting
  • The view of life through the eyes of an international barista foodie
  • The beauty of nerds
  • The life and flow of the freelancer in Manhattan

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#18: Bil Brown

EPISODE 18: Bil Brown
Poet, writer and publisher: Bil Brown. Bil founded Black & Grey Magazine, a quarterly indie magazine dedicated to culture, poetry, and connecting a thread between generations. Here Bil provides us with some sage advice from his experiences as an artist, anarchist and Buddhist, his lessons taught to him from Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, and so much more. 

Bil's Site
Black and Grey Magazine