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TABLE OF NONSENSE


THE TEN

LIZ KING 10 TEMPORARY NAME ART COLLECTIVE 12 GREENFINITY FARMS 14 AUBRY ROACH 16 AMBROSIAL ANTIQUITY 18 WE KEEP EXPLORING 20 JULIET'S JEWELS 22 CARDO'S FARMS 24 PI HOUSE BAKE SHOP 26 RORY ASHTON 28

MUSIC

WHAT MUSIC THERAPY AWAKENS 36 ORCHID TAPES 38 KING CAMEL RECORDS 40 OLYMPIC DREAMS RECORDS 42

FASHION

FRUITY 48 REBELLION 52 THE NEW BLACK 56 ENTER THE VOID 62

LIFE

TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS 72 TRAVELING ALONE 74 ALICE WATERS 76 TUESDAY BIKE RIDE 78 THIS HOUSE IS SACRED 82


photo by kelly carlile.


photo by mike carpenter.


We handpick ten creative groups or individuals to share the story behind the talent.


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- yoga instructor PHOTOS BY FEY SANDOVAL. 10


By Christen Dennis It takes more than a couple hours at the gym to understand the plentiful advantages of opening your mind to the peace of yoga. Yogi Liz King spends her days constantly learning about the ebb

kinesiology major at the University of North Texas, Liz teaches

brings movement and physicality to the traditional style of yoga

intensify the experience.

community classes for free in parks all over Denton and taking every opportunity

school yoga. The physical and mental practice encourages

reality of the traditional American diet.

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What the hell is Temporary Name Art Collective? music and science majors. Temp Name is also made of people coming together to express themselves

outlet to support any artistic endeavor.

their creations.

members they emphasized their outlook on being a

now. Starting

medium backgrounds. The group explained that the involvement ranges from friends and classmates to referrals and

so easy to be in a corner, make shit and never talk to

performed a sound art piece titled 'Chopped, not technologies to make art, valuing artistic voice

and accessible to a modern audience, the group

by Morgan Gentry outlets and make something else out of it.

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The group goes on to mention a piece from


for display at Whitehouse Coffe Shop in Denton.

While they presently bounce around the Denton area putting on

The vision Temp Name has is for the artists and by the artists.

apart of the collective join their text loop to stay informed about events and

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By Patricia Stepaniuk

dependence on nature; after all, it is our food source, and

some people, this practice can act as solace, a therapeutic


a higher sensitivity to things like light, sounds and touch, and others are hyposensitive, meaning that they have a reduced amount of sensitivity to those types of stimulation. “Stimulating those senses in a controlled, relaxing environment can help them develop

his basement, are the perfect controlled and relaxing environment to help these children.


aubry roach By Morgan Gentry

His love for experimenting varies from the darker spectrum of things to super bright and happy, like

Though I could go on for hours about his eccentric take on everyday concepts and the intricate

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Hours of research and reading books on metaphysics, crystals

believes it possesses blocked the energy he had been seeking. From

fresh juice cleanses after juice cleanses, discipline and moderation to

gives him balance.

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By Jordan Thompson

on earth that depends on nature to sustain themselves, you may feel less inclined to soak your unnecessary ingredients.

nourishing. “We try to make sure any scent our products have is natural, and tea is a great alternative

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ingredients from Denton businesses, including the coffee grounds used

vitamin E oil and avocado oil in our lotions and either green tea or oolong

photo by fey sandoval.

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KEEP EXPLORING By Patricia Stepaniuk

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our time. We can create purpose and intention by simply stepping out the door and becoming a tourist

all around. One does not need to spend piles of money or hours

decided to put the living back into life by creating a social media

The journey started during a road trip from L.A. to Texas in

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With additional ideas coming through, from a summer

to the prospect of a trip sponsored by Keep Exploring, the possibilities are endless. “We have had so many ideas come and

merchandise orders going to places like Ireland and China, and

detailed Sparks.


PHOTO BY FEY SANDOVAL.


By Morgan Gentry

trinkets, and the meditation center out back.

part of her youthful soul and happiness. goes straight to the source.

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By Christen Dennis

and vegetables throughout the changing seasons.

trips, internships and volunteering to anyone interested in understanding


With roots in agriculture and a persistent interest in farming,

land during her last year of college at the University of North Texas. After

and community needs as best she can.

and educational programs scheduled by appointment.

PHOTOS BY FEY SANDOVAL.


By Christen Dennis

and vegan baked goods, using as many local and organic

and bakes every custom order she receives from her loyal

and hungry appetites by Dentonites of all diets interested

available at most grocery stores.

Pi House


options for treats as the rest of us do. seven years ago.

began using her delicious baked goods as gifts for close friends and family. Word of her cooking talents spread

steady encouragement from her loved ones, Smith began

order goods through Facebook or in person, and Smith is in the process of designing custom order pamphlets and

diet in mind.

says Smith. “I listened to the struggles of my celiac and

Instagram.


rory ashton

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By Patricia Stephaniuk

of something from the past; to protect ourselves from evil, or to reveal an inner

could not only be determined by their shape, but also through the materials

she does, personally selecting stones and checking each piece before it goes out to their stores. “I am attracted to using natural gemstones because each is

this sort of mainstream and modern trend in just about every aspect, and the care she puts into her pieces more closely mimics the Egyptian formation

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photo by kelly carlile.


By Emily Bentley I used to have really messed up teeth jagged like the rocks

Three teeth pulled pre and post braces retainer So here is a poem for every time you've opened your mouth to speak the truth

It took me four years, good friends, and a lot of booze to realize pain is not a portrait. I learned to color outside of the lines.

open her mouth and scream so loudly it scared off all belief of hell.

all of this is yours. This life is all yours. All savage all unkept all beautiful all blood.


photos by sabine fletcher, editing by vicky andres.


photo by mike carpenter.


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disease, insomnia, depression, autism, ADHD and PTSD. In fact, music therapy began

recommended she participate in an increasingly popular tool for treating mental and perception and PTSD.

singing full sections of songs by the Beatles or from the musical Annie. The brain

Ten months after the shooting incident and her start in music therapy, the former

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ORCHID TAPES

AM: How did the formation of this label come about? WH:

Swung from the Branches

started Orchid Tapes. I had Orchid Tapes in mind before I started recording the

TORONTO BROOKLYN AM: So it’s clear music has shaped your life. When did making music become apparent to you? photo by daniel dorsa.

By Morgan Gentry F online cassette tape label—is a “shared interest in the creation and curation of music and

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AM: How do you juggle both your work and the label? It must be a lot to multi-task.

AM: With any business, obstacles arise. How has it been running Orchid Tapes? and realizing that this is such a huge part of my life and that all the hours and time that operations. I do all the shipping from this room. Physical space is an issue, the amount of

happened to me. That alone helps a lot.

AM: It seems like you have an ear for a vast mix of music, how does picking bands for the label take place? AM: Any advice for those trying to follow suit in the record label business?

like Pitchfork and compilations, cassettes and vinyls for the masses, Hildebrand and Vu are AM: How does it feel to have some of OT’s bands going on tour and being recognized in well-known media? upcoming tours.

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KING CAMEL By Dalton Kane

something more than just background noise and proof they go out.

experience communally. Though, the experience can be hindered.

photos courtesy of jeff brown.


Kingcamelproductions.com


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By Morgan Gentry

label, but it's their love for cassettes and the nostalgia behind them that keeps them producing tapes.

Colin Wheeler, mix their love for talent and nostalgia through cassette tapes.

While the label is mostly funded through pizza—both

is made is either given to the artists or is put back into the

“Our goal is to share and release music from artists that

to something good.

starting roster thus far.

photo by daniel martinez.

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AMBEDO photographer: natasha brito. model: rachel wagoner.

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photo by mike carpenter.


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art by katie montgomery.

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alda By Sean Ramsey Everyday I drift and I latch on to the things that keep me sane it could be a song or the thought of nails on my back that I can hardly remember because it's been so long or the thick smoke that leaves black caked on these balloons in my chest I keep missing all these calls for help. If I can hear your voice, I can imagine the rest and I keep sleeping in beds that hurt my spine I just can't stay in one place for too long of a time.

and a body spread. sometimes it's better from afar and sometimes it's best just not to at all. gets so much harder

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photo by kelly carlile.


photo by mike carpenter.


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By Rachel Wagoner and experience only positive emotions. You have to embrace the negative, You envision the freedom of solitude; meeting a blur of people, having

parts to the possibility of change and transformation. When I had no one to

appreciate. From the moment that you buy that plane ticket and see the reality of your impending adventure looming on the screen in front of you, you begin to feel something.

only strangers by my side.

they claim as kindred.

you think you can stick to. And do it all by yourself. expectations, your limits, your fears, your excessive clothing and extra

TRAVEL TIPS pronounce, screaming together in pitched ecstatic absurdity, than stroll for hours around the famously huge mall, buying souvenirs for memories

tickets and book your hostel rooms at least a month in advance. The prices are tremendously on the hostels and look up the locations on a map. Plan for safety and convenience; do your research. Some may offer unbeatable prices,

but if you read the that they are located in the sketchiest parts searching for a San Francisco hostel and found a bunk for the a night; upon reading

to see a homeless guy lighting up a crack pipe just in time to see the bed bugs run across my spray, and keep your money in separate in cash at the bottom of your suitcase, some

mugged is a real threat; ALWAYS plan for the souvenirs. Instead, pick up shells from the beach hostel. Find things that bring you right back to felt the most freedom or happiness rather

than spending extra money on commercially manufactured tourist traps.

life; understand that

place you are traveling

learn more about

that attract you the

you, and leave your preconceptions of everything behind.

you feel the urge to stray.

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By Samuel Ford Coronado

AUTHOR // CHEF at CHEZ PANISSE

seemed revolutionary.

kitchens, both commercial and private. These days Waters has focused her sights beyond the restaurant. She devotes much of her time to the Edible School

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TUESDAy night bike ride


By Morgan Gentry opportunity and took it.

Tuesday Bike Night, a receptive event that has evolved over the past decade, brings out

Though the roots of bike night are uncertain, it has seamlessly created a community of

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close second.

Before every ride, Bubba evaluates the kind of bikes in attendance; depending on the

people from coming back.

the next event or another opportunity for the bike community.

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"THE POTENTIAL IS THERE AS LONG AS THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REACH FOR IT AND MAKE IT BIGGER AND BETTER."


transition into the placemats your mother gave you for Christmas last year.

that by a dumpster at a concert and dragged it into the car. People thought

connections in their art community, and speaks of the encounter they had

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clothing, and even the amount of shopping they do for the home. “I used to get a high from going to the store and just buying something;

have also found that, in order to really live in a tiny home, you must

crafts. Additionally, they realize that one tiny home might not suite The couple started out as ideal consumers just like the rest

healthier and start leading a more natural lifestyle for the sake of their daughter. She began upscaling clothing she found at thrift shops and selling those pieces online through her business, Sam Wish. She expanded her business to lip balms, lotions and bath

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photos by sabine fletcher, editing by vicky andres.


Core. Natasha Brito, co-owner | media | business Vicky Andres, co-owner | design | production Gabriella Losada,co-owner | events | editing

Staff. Design Eliza Trono Photography Mike Carpenter (photo editor), Fey Sandoval Writing Christen Dennis, Morgan Gentry, Patricia Stepaniuk, Jordan Thompson, writers Rachel Wagoner, copy editor Fashion Lauren Jenkins, stylist Emily Ruiz, stylist and art director Chima Onyebuchi, stylist Chelcie Guidry, stylist Events Samantha Melomo, assistant Creative Assistants Sabine Fletcher, Travis Potter

2014 Interns. Andi Bocsardi, Emma Pattison, designers Collin Kelly, photographer

Contributers. Molly Ford Coronado, design Samuel Ford Coronado, writing Emily Bentley, Sean Ramsey, poetry Kelly Carlile, Katie Montgomery, art/photo


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