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Interviews with Social Artists, Uncommon Heroes

October 29, 2007

Editor of the Month

Richard Whittaker

John Evans writes, 'We started DIESEL, A Bookstore, as a way of making a living doing what we loved.' He goes on to say, 'We knew from the start that there was no money in it.' What are the rewards of working for the love of it, nowadays? And are they the same as they might have been a hundred, or a thousand, years ago? [more]

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John Toki and Some Reflections on Cultural Service

John Toki and Some Reflections on Cultural Service

'Why don't you come to our symposium?' John Toki asked one day when I had dropped in at Leslie Ceramics, a ceramic supplies store and gallery he owns in West Berkeley. 'You can have a table for the magazine.' He was talking about an event at the California College of Art where Toki teaches in the ceramics department. The invitation was typical of John's generosity.

Making Money or Making a Living?

Making Money or Making a Living?

Evans: Even in this world of computers and the global economy people still make dinner for their friends, have children, walk on the beach at sunset, share stories, start businesses. (If the truth be told, the global economy is more like an empire where everyone does what they have always done but with a little less money, and more of our money goes to fewer and fewer people.) People start businesses for basically two reasons: to make money or to make a living. Money is one of the most confusing creations that we have ever gotten tangled up in.