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We have moved the bulk of our news items to the redesigned Xteamartists.com, beginning with the oldest stories. However, we are not quite there yet. Content from the past two years will be arriving soon. In the meantime, you can learn a bit about us by browsing the archives.

Andrew Yorke won Best Picture for his short ‘Daydreaming at Midnight’ at the Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Read more and watch the award-winning short here.

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Xteamartists is pleased to announce the release of ‘Waiting for Love at Airports’, Andrew Yorke’s first short narrative to be put in circulation. Best enjoyed in and around airports, if you’re lucky enough to be finishing a return flight, it will spell ‘home’ in Technicolor.

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Andrew Yorke and Kevin Michael publish an open letter to the parole board favouring Charles Manson’s continued imprisonment. Manson is up for parole on 11 April. Good luck at the hearing, Debra.

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Andrew Yorke: Who is he? What does he do? What is his favourite Starburst flavour? These may or may not be answered, but we do have a picture.

© 2011 (Kevin Michael)Andrew Yorke in a field
Andrew Yorke is a hot mess

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Xteamartists uploaded this portrait on Twitter earlier today to commemorate the twenty-first birthday of actress Emma Roberts. Happy birthday, buddy.

 photo illustration by Andrew Yorke

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Singer, songwriter, painter, photographer, and lover of life. Stephanie Briggs has metamorphosed. Meet Little Brave. Have a listen to her new album, Wound & Will.

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An acquaintance from long ago, an artist named Peyton Morris, recently asked the people of Facebook to describe a dream in vivid detail. Why? So she might paint it. And she did. One of mine, in fact. Check it out.

   artwork by Peyton MorrisA Studebaker flanked by waves of gold, painted by Peyton Morris
I was swallowed by all of the gold

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Daniel Thomas Phipps recently announced that he and his band, The Kinfolk, have started recording for an as-yet untitled album. It so happens to be Daniel’s first LP. Like with most subjects, Daniel is keeping relatively mum.

 courtesy of The KinfolkDaniel and The Kinfolk sit around a table with some antiques
Daniel Thomas Phipps (centre) and The Kinfolk.

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On Friday, 10 September 2010, Da Di Da held the release party for their new album, The Crowbar Separation EP at The Treehouse among close friends and enthusiastic strangers.

© 2010 (Kevin Michael)Da Di Da playing at The Treehouse
Da Di Da at The Treehouse

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Spending time with Sam was a hell of an experience. He loves to make people laugh, no moment is a dull one, and he’s always looking for something new. Not only might my music library not be what it is, I might also have never written a feature.

courtesy of Andrew YorkeSam in Videotape
There’s this new band (movie, book, magazine, television show) that you simply need to check out.

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Coldbeer. All one word. It means you’re about to kick back with a brew and share a story. That word defines Ty pretty well too. He was one of my closest friends in college, and when months go by today, we still pick up right where we left off.

courtesy of Andrew YorkeTy on the roof of the factory
Ty overlooking the Sherman skyline

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I’ve never fully understood Daniel (and that may be a good thing). But I’m sure as hell glad to know him. He’s an extraordinary musician, a generous friend, and I could not have made my first movie without him.

courtesy of Andrew YorkeDaniel being Daniel, hanging upside-down from monkey bars

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