Critics/Challengers. Kanye in Portland you say? Well, Yeezy gets in the mix because he certainly challenges my perceptions about how ugly pop can be while still being appealing. And he gets Portland because Portland drives me up the wall in the same way. I kind of hate it, but I love how well that city marches to its own beat. I'd hope to have a strong critical community around me that personally and professionally challenges my perceptions and forces growth in ways I don't expect.