Month: December 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.