Ten most interesting interviews of 2012: Artists, feminist scientists, comedians and queens
Sometimes I interview people who end up becoming my friend -- I guess it's the nature of the business when you are asking a stranger to tell you about his life. Keith Garcia is one such subject, but when I spoke to him earlier this year about his Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired first tattoo, I had no idea how much this man loved the movies. Also a player in Westword's Lucky '13 end-of-year Q&A series, Garcia always has a lot to say about film history, actor secrets and his favorite directors.
3. Painter Jenny Morgan
In an interview I had wanted to do for a long time, artist Jenny Morgan spoke to her process, inspiration and how, exactly, she convinces her friends to pose nude for her work (which is actually easier than I thought). She also talked a lot about how art school can help and hinder an artist, depending on how much guidance is taken into consideration. A Salt Lake City native who called Denver home for many years, Morgan now resides in Brooklyn and has been getting much of the attention her delicate and raw work deserves.