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"Connecting Different Worlds" with Meida McNeal

Our first interview for February features Chicago-native Meida McNeal, Arts & Culture Manager for the Chicago Parks district, and Artistic Director for the Afro-diasporic, feminist collaborative Honey Pot Performance.  Join us, as Meida and The People's Culture editor, Vanity Gee, discuss parenthood, the intersections of her artistic and community practices, her journey through academia, and making time for it all. 

"Visual Lexicon" with Basil Kincaid

When I ask Basil Kincaid if there is a difference between Basil the person and Basil the artist, he responds, “the work is my life and my life is the work.” And he’s right. Everything I have ever known, heard, and observed about Kincaid is related to his art practice. For Kincaid, art is a means of honoring family and tradition, the beginning of a process of healing from trauma the world inflicts upon us, and—as it is for many of us cultural workers—a vital method of viewing and processing our world.

"Running Your Own Race" with Christopher McBride

I used to define success as traveling around the world, playing, making music, maybe being famous. ‘That's the horn player behind blah blah blah,’ or ‘that's the horn player that released__.’ I used to define success that way. Now, I'm doing everything that I wanted to do, which is great. Now it's about higher levels.