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“The whole ride has been one incredibly long adventure” says Dave Rubin. At the time of our talk, he and his team are in the midst of a month-long rush to complete their new production studio in Los Angeles. The studio, which they are building from the ground up, will be home to the fan-funded reboot of The Rubin Report, a program in which comedians, authors, and influencers break down the latest in politics and current events. After many twists and turns over a 20 year span, The Rubin Report is now one of the most successful fully-independent talk shows in existence.   

If I were to ask you what art is, you would likely give me a completely different answer than the person before you or the next. We all experience the beauty around us in completely different ways and have our own unique interpretations into what it means to be an artist. The following seven artists, however, may have influenced your reaction to art whether you realize it or not. They have each gone against the grain to create something completely different and true to who they are (or were) as artists.  Banksy What he did: Brought street art to mainstream culture For many guerrilla artists, dabbling in their art often means seeing their works destroyed as quickly as it was…

Not all creatives lock themselves in a dungeon, far, far away (AKA those tropical bungalows or Mom and Dad’s basement) while perfecting their craft. Instead, some artists actually prefer to pursue their passion while still having the security of a steady paycheck. While most creative types have to work a traditional job at some point (eating ramen gets old... well, for most people.) But this list isn’t about the artists waiting on tables. No, these creatives were committed to their 9 to 5 endeavors, even while giving birth to the masterpieces we celebrate today.   William Carlos Williams, Pediatrician During his entire poetry career, William Carlos Williams (mastermind behind “The Red Wheelbarrow”) worked as a pediatrician in Rutherford, New Jersey,…

“L’art pour l’art” (art for art’s sake) was the core belief of the 20th century bohemians, who argued that artists shouldn’t create functional or commercial work; instead, they should make art that’s an end in itself. Sounds noble, right?