Day: December 4, 2008

Music and poetry help save runaways

Lights, camera, auction. An exchange of verses and dollar signs crept from the back of downtown Riverside’s Coffee Depot as Operation SafeHouse, a local shelter for runaways, homeless and unwanted youth, held its first Poetry Jam and Music Fest complete with a silent auction to raise money and awareness for their organization.

Clem has plenty ‘Nice’ to say

After reading – and loving – the comic “Nothing Nice to Say,” I decided to try and get inside the mind of it’s creator, Mitch Clem, but in a non “Being John Malkovich” kind of way. I stalked him on MySpace and wrangled him to an interview through Gmail. The following transcript is a documentation of what ensued.