First Person

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‘It paid off to screw up’: Will Baker on tattoos, and the value of mistakes

The sun is shining and the weather is damned near perfect as I walk through the park where...

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'They would dance, and then they would stop and argue': Stephen Sellers, on his recent trip to Cuba

You’ve seen Stephen Sellers. On stage behind an upright bass with the Six Dollar String...

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‘Oh my god, this is real. There’s a baby in there!’: A stroll through the head of a first-time father-to-be

Will Pasternack cuts an imposing figure – until he begins to speak. He has a wheezing,...

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‘If you only do the same things every day – what a boring existence.’

Effervescent. Fizzy, sparkling – take your pick. They all do justice to Tori...

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‘I’m having experiences that line me up with a sub-par version of being American’

Aliza Cruz spoke this past weekend at the Raven Narratives and I had the pleasure of hearing...

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‘I want my work to be so good that my clients aren’t paying attention to my tattoos’

Gradually, and then suddenly: It’s how Hemingway once explained how people go bankrupt....

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On the joys of handstands: ‘I was walking on my hands to class ...’

If the test of a city’s quality of life is its library, it’s fair to say that...