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Interview: Kathleen Madigan on the bankability of jokes

Kathleen Madigan - Madigan Again - Photo Credit - Natalie Brasington

The wonderful comedian Karthleen Madigan will be performing at the State Theater on June 17th. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with her about fame, getting coffee in a car with Jerry Seinfeld, and the bankability of jokes.  You can see Madigan’s recent appearance on Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee here.  Have […]

Getting out of Maine may be professionally wise (and here’s how to do it)


I interviewed my friend Robyn Kanner, an incredible designer and person, about how she went about getting out of Maine and [professionally] setting up outside of the state. We talk here about a number of things, including how she pitted a bunch of recruiters against each other to expedite the process, below. For a little more […]

Proposed Portland budget suggests eliminating care for most vulnerable


According to a source close to the situation, a friend affiliated with the city’s public health division, the proposed budget for the City of Portland eliminates all funding for India Street Public Health. Note: See many, many updates below, including the one all the way at the bottom about the Press Herald report about the closure […]

Ink and Business Acumen: Tattooer Hanna Sandström offers advice for entrepreneurs


Hanna Sandström is a tattooer, formerly based in Portland (Squid and Whale Tattoo), who presently resides and works in Seattle (Dark Age Tattoo). We were neighbors when she was in town, and she is responsible for half of my tattoos, so when I was in Seattle last week I reached out to see if she’d be […]

Insights and advice to emerging Portland-based creative professionals


A colleague recently asked me to offer advice or insights for young Portland-based creative professionals looking for internships, entry level jobs related industry experience. I figured I’d offer an amended version of that list here. If you are planning on getting hired as a freelancer, get insured professionally  (at least from a liability perspective). By way of a […]