Breakfast with the Artist

6/25/18 – Last Call with Sam Albaugh

Artist: Sam Albaugh Location: Louie’s Ham & Corned Beef on Mack Breakfast: SA – Vegetarian omelette, coffee (black, too much) SRS – Cinnamon-raisin French Toast, coffee (black, never enough) I’m frequently told that I am intimidating. This observation often arises in connection with my dating life, wherein men tell me I’m intimidating, or friends tell […]

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4/18/2018 – The next Episode with Margaret Parker

Artist: Margaret Parker Location: Taqueria Lupita’s Breakfast (lunch): MP – Chicken enchiladas meal (side of sliced avocado), chips & fixins, water SRS – Three tacos (al pastor), chips & fixins, Topo Chico I tend to enjoy talking to people who have led somewhat episodic lives – that is to say, people who conduct one kind […]

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4/2/2018 – Nobody is Normal with Jon Phillips

Artist: Jon Phillips Location: Midtown Zef’s Breakfast: JP – Giant omelet, side of hash browns, whole wheat toast, coffee (creamer, no sugar) SRS – French toast, side of sausage, coffee (black) The point where Jon Phillips really caught my attention in our conversation was when he started talking about his recent fascination with configurations of […]

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3/9/2018 – Root Chakra with Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe

Artist: Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe Location: The Fly Trap Breakfast: SRS – Crab cakes, side of toast (raspberry jam), Arnold Palmer SRS – Gingerbread waffle with apple and cherries, side of bacon, coffee (black) Is there anything more fun than having a first hang-out with someone, when both of you are kind of mutually fangirling on […]

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3/2/2018 – The Living Hinge with Juan Martinez

Artist: Juan Martinez Location: The Clique Breakfast: JM – Bacon & eggs (over easy), side of pancakes SRS – Bacon & eggs (over hard), side of pancakes, coffee (black) Let me keep it real, readers: I am exceptionally tired right now. I’m moving, and I’m a budding hoarder, so moving involves a painful and necessary […]

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2/22/2018 – Flopping Things Over Other Things with Sophie Eisner

Artist: Sophie Eisner Location: Rose’s Fine Foods Breakfast: SE – Staff Favorite 2.0, coffee (w/ cream) SRS – Staff Favorite 2.0 (w/ hot sauce), coffee (black) Have I ever told you about a game I like to play, called ‘Who Is the Most Like Me?’ The way it works is, in a semi-crowded situation, say, […]

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2/12/2018 – Painting is Selfish with Feather Chiaverini

Artist: Feather Chiaverini Location: Detroit One Coney Island Breakfast: FC – Scrambled eggs, toast, grits, and sausage, coffee (very sweet & blonde) SRS – Raisin bread French toast, side of bacon, coffee (black) At the tender age of 22, Feather Chiaverini has mastered several crucial ingredients for success: quotability and the willingness to wield a […]

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2/6/2018 – Mapping an Abstract Course with Sadie Trichler

Artist: Sadie Trichler Location: Trinosophes Breakfast: ST – Museli, yogurt, and mango with Michigan honey, cappuccino SRS – Breakfast sandwich with sausage, jam, coffee (black) “I write, but I don’t feel knowledgeable enough to arts write, I guess,” said Sadie Trichler, when I asked if she’d done any arts writing since a class I’d subbed at […]

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1/31/2018 – Be the Beacon with Sidney Mullis

Artist: Sidney Mullis Location: Kondu (State College, PA) Breakfast (jk, totally dinner): SM – Vegetable Teppanyaki (?), water SRS – Create-Your-Own rice bowl (spicy tuna & salmon), water I have to say, Sidney Mullis is jarringly normal. As I was deplaning in State College, PA, I wondered how I was going to identify Sidney – who […]

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