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RIP Chadwick Boseman

RIP Chadwick Boseman

Just as I was saying that we need heroics, I hear that actor Chadwick Boseman passed away earlier today after fighting with colon cancer. Like many, I know him most from Black Panther, but he played many classic roles such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown, and Jackie...

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Pandemic Dramas Can Be Strangely Therapeutic

Pandemic Dramas Can Be Strangely Therapeutic

I'm not a doctor, and I certainly don't play one on TV. But I have heard that prolonged exposure to news media and and all this discussion of pandemics is bad for you. I won't get into the psychology of it, but news in a time like this has a way of making people...

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Branding for Artists

** UPDATE: This is no longer a quick note. It became a full on blog post. Enjoy. 🙂 **A quick note on "brand".Brand is what helps people understand and connect with you.In these Internet streets, that's essential.I define brand in two ways:Definition #1: ...

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Mr Benja Art Auctions Starting This Week

At an art show in San Diego's Graffiti Beach, I noticed my friend, Edgar, looking at a piece of art with a slight bit of frustration on his face. He was looking at a piece of mine that had already sold. He was there first, but someone else had put dibs on the art by...

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How Monday Became My Favorite Day Of The Week

All my life, I've heard people talk about how bad Mondays were:"Bad case of the Monnnndays?""Must be Monday!""I hate Mondays""Welp...it's Monday. Back to work."And expressed as an emoji, "😒".So...I think we've habitually developed a national day of negativity.That's...

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